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There is a short bio at the end of the book, About the Author

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DOCUMENTATION

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INFORMATION SCIENCE

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The Beginnings and Early Development of the American Documentation Institute — American Society for Information Science

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Irene S. Farkas-Conn

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CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, Number 67
GREENWOOD PRESS
New York • Westport, Connecticut • London

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Farkas-Conn, Irene Sekely, 1928-
From documentation to information science : the beginnings and early development of the American Documentation Institute-American Society for Information Science / Irene S. Farkas-Conn.
p. cm. — (Contributions in librarianship and information
science, ISSN 0084-9243 ; no. 67)
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0-313-25505-9 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
1. American Society for Information Science — History.
2. Information science — United States — History. 3. Documentation — United States — History. I. Title. II. Series.
Z673.A623F37 1990
020′.6’2273—dc20 89-25666
British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Copyright 0 1990 by Irene S. Farkas-Conn
All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 89-25666 ISBN: 0-313-25505-9
ISSN: 0084-9243
First published in 1990
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
Printed in the United States of America
The paper used in this book complies with the Permanent Paper Standard issued by the National Information Standards Organization (Z39.48-1984).10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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Contents

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Introduction : vii

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Abbreviations : xi

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Prologue : 1

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1. The Incubation Period : 8

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2. Visions and Realities — Documentation in the 1930s : 25

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3. First Steps Toward Realization : 41

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4. Organizing the American Documentation Institute : 56

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5. Early Years, Early Projects : 76

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6. The War Years, then Information Turmoil : 99

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7. New Winds Blowing : 123

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8. International Interests and Steps Toward Revival : 150

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9. A Threat, a Shift, and a New ADI : 167

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10. A New Profession, a Changed Society : 186

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Appendix A: Presidents of the Society : 213

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Appendix B: Archival Collections and Interviews : 215

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Index : 217

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