North Carolina Libraries, Vol 63, No 1 (2005)

Retrospection: The First Hundred Years of North Carolina’s Libraries - 1905

Elizabeth Smith


This first in a series of articles will highlight events and statistics about North Carolina’s libraries in 1905, which were collected from
various publications in Joyner Library’s Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. The Biennial Report of the Superintendent of
Public Instruction of North Carolina
and the Biennial Report of the State Librarian provided information about school and public libraries. Information about college and private libraries was taken from the First Biennial Report of the North Carolina Library Commission and from books about the institutions of higher education.

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