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The Resource Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss

Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss

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Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
Title
Information hunters
Title remainder
when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Peiss
Title variation
  • When librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
  • When librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War Two Europe
  • When librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War 2 Europe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Information Hunters examines the unprecedented American effort to acquire foreign publications and information in World War II Europe. An unlikely band of librarians, scholars, soldiers, and spies went to Europe to collect books and documents to aid the Allies' cause. They travelled to neutral cities to find enemy publications for intelligence analysis and followed advancing armies to capture records in a massive program of confiscation. After the war, they seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools and gathered together countless looted Jewish books. Improvising library techniques in wartime conditions, they contributed to Allied intelligence, preserved endangered books, engaged in restitution, and participated in the denazification of book collections. Information Hunters explores what collecting meant to the men and women who embarked on these missions, and how the challenges of a total war led to an intense focus on books and documents. It uncovers the worlds of collecting, in spy-ridden Stockholm and Lisbon, in liberated Paris and devastated Berlin, and in German caves and mineshafts. The wartime collecting missions had lasting effects. They intensified the relationship between libraries and academic institutions, on the one hand, and the government and military, on the other. Book and document acquisition became part of the apparatus of national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction. These efforts also spurred the development of information science and boosted research libraries' ambitions to be great national repositories for research and the dissemination of knowledge that would support American global leadership, politically and intellectually."--
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Peiss, Kathy Lee
Dewey number
940.54/8673094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C8
LC item number
P45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Library of Congress Mission to Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Books
  • Intelligence service
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Cultural property
  • Librarians
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The country of the mind must also attack -- Librarians and collectors go to war -- The wild scramble for documents -- Acquisitions on a grand scale -- Fugitive records of war -- Book burning, American style -- Not a library, but a large depot of loot
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780190944612
Lccn
2019015762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1089904324
Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The country of the mind must also attack -- Librarians and collectors go to war -- The wild scramble for documents -- Acquisitions on a grand scale -- Fugitive records of war -- Book burning, American style -- Not a library, but a large depot of loot
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780190944612
Lccn
2019015762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1089904324

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