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Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth General Meeting of the American Library Association - Held at Kaaterskill, N. Y., June 23-28, 1913
The PRESIDENT: The Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the American Library Association begins this evening. Custom has decreed that the presiding officer shall deliver a message, and the present presiding officer has not sufficient independence of mind to depart from that long-established custom. Not without stress and strife have these yet fragmentary results been achieved. Not without travail and difficulties will universal acceptance be accorded in the days to come. But no one may doubt the final outcome which shall crown the struggle of the centuries. The world was old when typography was invented. Less than five centuries have passed since then, and in this intervalbut a brief period in the long history of human endeavorthere has been more enlargement of opportunity for the average man and woman than in all the time that went before. Without the instrumentality of the printed page, without the reproductive processes that give to all the world in myriad tongues the thought of all the centuries, slavery, serfdom and feudalism would still shackle the millions not so fortunate as to be born to purple and ermine, and fine linen. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 47134
Author: American Library Association. General Meeting
Release Date: Oct 16, 2014
Editor: American Library Association. General Meeting
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