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Meeting ID: 825 3603 8070
An unlikely group of librarians, archivists, and scholars came together during World War II, their war effort centered on collecting books and documents. They gathered enemy publications in the spy-ridden cities of Stockholm and Lisbon, searched for records in liberated Paris and the rubble of Berlin, seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools, and unearthed millions of books hidden in German caves and mineshafts. Improvising library techniques in wartime conditions, they contributed to Allied intelligence, safeguarded endangered collections, restituted looted books—and built up the international holdings of leading American libraries in the postwar period.
In this talk, Kathy Peiss offers a historical perspective on the uses of books and information in times of war and peace.
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