Library Trends 05 (1) Summer 1956: American Books Abroad


Library Trends 5 (1) Summer 1956: American Books Abroad. Edited by Dan Lacy, Charles G. Bolte, and Peter S. Jennison.

Books and periodicals gradually have been recognized as prime instruments of international cultural relations. In their quiet, unspectacular way they perform unusually effective ambassadorial services. Thus, books and magazines have been used consistently in the overseas information services of the United States government: in the established information centers or libraries, in gifts of books to schools and universities, in the translation program by which translation and publishing rights to American books are made available to foreign publishers.

In September 1955, the National Book Committee sponsored a conference on the topic "American Books Abroad" held at Princeton, New Jersey. In preparation for the conference, working papers in the form of geographical area surveys were prepared. It was the feeling of the Publications Board of Library Trends that these papers deserved to be made available to a wider reading public.

While Dan Lacy, Managing Director of the American Book Publishers Council, and Charles G. Bolté also have served as advisory editors for this issue, it has been left to Peter S. Jennison, to prepare the several papers for publication and to contribute a general introduction.

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