Segal, Judith. “The Library Association of the City Colleges of New York, 1939-1965,” Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1991 [Review]

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James V. Carmichael, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: It may come as a surprise to these who grew up under the shadow of organizations like Students for a Democratic Society, which flourished on New York City college campuses, to learn that the original city colleges of New York and the city university system which they spawned were not characterized by relatively enlightened administrations—a belief to which naive regional outsiders like the current reviewer subscribed in the mid 1960s. As Segal makes patently clear in her organizational history of The Library Association of the City Colleges of New York (LACCNY), the city colleges (and their libraries) were encumbered with an exceedingly complex political and financial structure. Although this administrative structure ultimately served for more than 20 years to keep the campuses among the most competitive, heterogeneous, and intellectually stimulating ones in the nation, it also subjected them to archetypical bureaucratic protocols, and city campus personnel were exploited shamelessly.

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Library and Information Science Research 16: 80-82.
Language: English
Date: 1994
Book review, Library history, New York, Academia

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