Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award

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Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award is presented by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association every third year to recognize the best book written in English in the field of library history, including the history of libraries, librarianship, and book culture.

The award is named after Eliza Atkins Gleason, the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

Past Winners[edit]

2004 Louise Robbins for the book The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press).

2007 Carl Ostrowski, for the book Books, Maps, and Politics: a Cultural History of the Library of Congress, 1783-1861, (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2004).

2010 David Allan, University of St. Andrews, for the book A Nation of Readers: The Lending Library in Georgian England, (London: British Library, 2008).[1]

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