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WW1 Photo Library: War Libraries and Allied Studies - 1918

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from the Book, War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. A part of the World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

A Typical A. L. A. Camp Library.

A Typical A. L. A. Camp Library. The Carnegie Corporation Gave $320,000 to Defray the Cost of Erecting 32 Buildings of This Type. The Library Automobile Is Used in the Collecting and Delivery of Books. E. L. Tilton, Architect. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 19473bc855

Interior of A. L. A. Library, Camp Sheridan.

Interior of A. L. A. Library, Camp Sheridan. Typical View, Showing Arrangement of the Bookcases, Alcoves, and Charging Desk. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194779ca37

A. L. A. Camp Library at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Camp Perry, Illinois.

A. L. A. Camp Library at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Camp Perry, Illinois. This Building Was Erected at the expense of a Private Individual. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 1947cc3672

Library Alcoves, A. L. A. Camp Library, Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Illinois. Books for “Soldiers of the Sea.”

Library Alcoves, A. L. A. Camp Library, Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Illinois. Books for “Soldiers of the Sea.” War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 1947ea25d6

A. L. A. Library, Camp Lewis. Delivery Desk, Showing Charging and Return-Counters.

A. L. A. Library, Camp Lewis. Delivery Desk, Showing Charging and Return-Counters. The Percentage of Non-fiction Reading Being Done in the Camp Libraries Is Higher than in the Average Public Library. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 19482a4a92

Magazines and Newspapers Are Popular in the Camp Libraries.

Magazines and Newspapers Are Popular in the Camp Libraries. The Men Are Anxious to Get the News and to Keep up on General Reading the Demand for Technical Books Is Constant and Insistent. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194870dc93

Branch Library in a Knights of Columbus Building.

Branch Library in a Knights of Columbus Building. Special Collections of Books Are Maintained in Branches of This Kind. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 19489cc839

Reading Room in YWCA Hostess House, Camp Devens.

Reading Room in YWCA Hostess House, Camp Devens. The Hostess House Is One of the Most Successful Welfare Centers in Camp. Photograph © Paul Thompson. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 1948b04ec1

Browsing in the Alcoves of the A. L. A. Library at Camp Upton.

Browsing in the Alcoves of the A. L. A. Library at Camp Upton. All Kinds of Books for All Kinds of Men. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 1948f19f18

Library in Y. M. C. A. Tent at Vancouver Barracks.

Library in Y. M. C. A. Tent at Vancouver Barracks. Technical Books Are in Great Demand among These Men, Who Are Working in the Lumber Mills. Photo © Columbia Commercial Studio. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194969c703

Women Are Serving as Librarians in Some of the Camps.

Women Are Serving as Librarians in Some of the Camps. Library in Y. M. C. A. but, in the Cantonment of the Spruce Division of the Signal Corps, Vancouver Barracks. Photo © Columbia Commercial Studio. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194985225a

Branch Library, Vancouver Barracks.

Branch Library, Vancouver Barracks. The A. L. A. Cooperates with the Y. M. C. A., Knights of Columbus, and Y. M. H. A. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 1949bb5769

Student Officers at Fort Myer, Virginia.

Student Officers at Fort Myer, Virginia. About 2000 Men Are Being Prepared for Commissions in the New Army at This Officers’ Training Camp. Photograph © International Film Service. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194a049bab

Class in English, Camp Custer.

Class in English, Camp Custer. Of Great Value in the Americanization of the Foreign-Born and in the Education of Native Illiterates. Y. M. C. A. Photo. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194a5aa993

A Class in Geography and History.

A Class in Geography and History. “Jackies” Being Given a Drill in the Rudiments of Essential Studies. Photo by U. S. Navy Department. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194a86170a

Books Being Studied by the Crew of a Dreadnought.

Books Being Studied by the Crew of a Dreadnought. School in Session on Board the USS Arkansas. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194ab8727b

Studying French in the Camp at Gettysburg.

Studying French in the Camp at Gettysburg. The Men Are Taught the Phrases in Everyday Use in Army Life “Over There.” Photo © Underwood & Underwood. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194b1541de

A Corner in the Library of the Canadian Soldiers’ College, Seaford, Sussex, England.

A Corner in the Library of the Canadian Soldiers’ College, Seaford, Sussex, England. Collateral Reading for a Great Variety of Courses in This Khaki University. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194b1f0111

Book Campaign Conducted from the Steps of the New York Public Library.

Book Campaign Conducted from the Steps of the New York Public Library. More than 600,000 Gift Books Have Been Taken in at This Point. Photograph © International Film Service. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194b3e4dd7

Books Being Prepared in the Boston Public Library for Library War Service.

Books Being Prepared in the Boston Public Library for Library War Service. Similar Work Is Going on in Libraries throughout the Country. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194b81600d

The American University Union, An Army Club for College Men in Paris.

The American University Union, An Army Club for College Men in Paris. Established by the Joint Action of a Score of American Colleges and Universities. Photograph © International Film Service. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194b8ec520

Reading Room in the American University Union, Rue Richelieu, Paris

Reading Room in the American University Union, Rue Richelieu, Paris Aims to Meet the Needs of American University and College Men Who Are in Europe for Military or Other Service in the Allies' Cause. Photograph © International Film Service. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194b9a4ef2

A. L. A. Library War Service Dispatch Office, Hoboken, NJ.

A. L. A. Library War Service Dispatch Office, Hoboken, NJ. Over 100,000 Volumes per Month Are Sent Overseas from This and the Five Other Dispatch Offices. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194ba89eab

Cases of Books Ready for Overseas Shipment.

Cases of Books Ready for Overseas Shipment. The Books Are Circulated on the Transports and Again Boxed at the End of the Voyage. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194bb77fc2

Library Headquarters, London Chapter, American Red Cross.

Library Headquarters, London Chapter, American Red Cross. In England and France, the A. L. A. Books Reach the American Soldiers in Hospital through the Red Cross. Photo by Elliott & Fry. War Libraries and Allied Studies, 1918. GGA Image ID # 194c5d0e0b

Theodore Wesley Koch, War Libraries and Allied Studies, New York: G. E. Stechert & Company, 1918.

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