Cold War Comfort: Reading in Clinton, CT 1955-1960
Welcome to the project, Cold War Comfort: Reading in Clinton, CT 1955-1960.
This is a capstone project by the HCH staff member Kathleen M. Cartwright, for the degree of Master of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2022.
A ledger of book acquisition records for HCH Library spanning 1950-1960 has been sitting for the last 60+ years in the HCH Archives. This record of collection development was not easily accessed, nor did the information clearly convey to examiners the nature of the books. With digitization of the information I was able to create a snapshot of what was held in HCH's Collection and therefore was likely being read from the years 1955-1960.
There were roughly 980 book titles spanning 1950-1960, 260 of those spanning 1955-1960 (a chunk of 40-60 from each year) have been cataloged into the HCH Virtual Library 1955-1960.