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Title:L'Heure Joyeuse: Educational and Social Reform in Post-World War I Brussels
Author(s):Mitts-Smith, Debra
Subject(s):Libraries and society
World War I
Children's libraries
Abstract:The day after the Armistice of 1918 was signed ending World War I, the Book Committee on Children’s Libraries was established by a group of American women. The committee’s relief efforts focused on the establishment of children’s libraries in order to help with the “educational reconstruction” of Belgium and France. This article focuses on the first of these children’s libraries, L’Heure Joyeuse Brand Whitlock, and the ways in which it became a site of educational and social reform.
Issue Date:2007
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Library Trends 55 (3) Winter 2007: 464–473.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2007 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-02-28

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