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The Smallest Carnegie Library is in Honea Path South Carolina

Terms?[edit]

"Very few towns that requested a grant and agreed to his terms were refused."

  • What were his terms? If this line is to be included, Carnegie's terms should be listd. Otherwise, it's a needless line. Ghostalker (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 05:50, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

The "Fields of Philanthropy" section contains this description: Nearly all of Carnegie's libraries were built according to "The Carnegie Formula" which required the town that received the gift to:

  • demonstrate the need for a public library;
  • provide the building site; and
  • annually provide ten percent of the cost of the library's construction to support its operation.

Rdikeman (talk) 02:34, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Important topic[edit]

This article covers a topic important in US history. Links need to be converted to in-text citations for it to be considered for good or featured article status.--Parkwells (talk) 12:59, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

UK Examples[edit]

The system in the UK was similar to that in the USA, but slightly different. I don't know if it would be better to have separate articles for the different countries. --Alan (talk) 17:48, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Lists as separate article?[edit]

WIKI MOS discourages the use of long lists in articles; perhaps the lists of libraries in different countries should be linked as a separate page, rather than running below the narrative here.--Parkwells (talk) 13:16, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Chiming in quite late here, but I agree wholeheartedly. I've started a quick migration of the Canadian libraries in my sandbox, because it'll take a while to find all the information I'd like to see in the table. Any suggestions? --McMillin24 contribstalk 06:05, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
All right, as an update, I've created List of Carnegie libraries in Canada. I think all of the listings should be moved off the main Carnegie library article, and my suggestions are:
I don't like the last grouping, but they really are just scattered libraries. --McMillin24 contribstalk 20:20, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Good work. I think Fiji has been missed. --Alan (talk) 06:39, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

When did the Carnegie grants end?[edit]

I recently translated this article into Japanese, and noticed a statement being seemingly contradictory. The leading section of this article states:

Of the 2,509 such libraries funded between 1883 and 1929, 1,689 were built in the United States, 660 in Britain and Ireland, 125 in Canada, and others in Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, the Caribbean, and Fiji. Very few towns that requested a grant and agreed to his terms were refused. When the last grant was made in 1919, there were 3,500 libraries in the United States, nearly half of them built with construction grants paid by Carnegie.

In which year did the library grants actually end, 1919 or 1929? --Occhanikov (talk) 14:14, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

1919 may be correct for the USA, but there were grants in the 1920s for libraries in the UK.--Alan (talk) 14:18, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I totally overlooked it. --Occhanikov (talk) 16:12, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

1901[edit]

New York Times lsitng of grants