I, Claudius (1976) TV miniseries. Claudius was a scholar, and spent time in the library in Rome where he was able to converse with the contemporary historians, correcting their facts, and pointing out where scrolls were kept when the librarian was stumped.
A woman standing atop of mountain of donated books outside the New York Public Library. During WWI, enemy countries used censors to create reading restrictions within their boundaries. Concerned for our troops abroad, millions of people donated books to create a library of free books be sent to our troops while they were serving us overseas.
Read to Win the War: 13 Vintage Posters Promoting American Libraries
A woman in classical robes holds books under one arm while holding aloft the ALA seal, superimposed over a map of the United States. (beautiful archive ALA poster, with a light coming from Jacksonville.)
Silence in the Library - When we first learn to use a library, when we learn that we can look up books by subject, I think most of us end up looking for ourselves. Berman’s work, begun over 40 years ago, continues to inspire radical librarians to help people find themselves in the library, & the American Library Association has, for the most part, supported an agenda of inclusiveness & social responsibility. But the archives profession as we know it is relatively young, & standards for ....