Monday, April 28, 2014

ULYSSES S. GRANT DAY

ST. LOUIS, MO. April 28, 2014 - St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay has declared May 3, 2014 to be "ULYSSES S. GRANT DAY" in the City of St. Louis. The Proclamation is an acknowledgment that St. Louis played a key role in Grant's life and the development of his character, as St. Louis was home to Grant and his family during many of the General's formative years, and during the time he occupied the White House.

The Ulysses S. Grant Association, based at Mississippi State University, is holding its national annual meeting in St. Louis the weekend of May 3-4, 2014. The weekend coincides with the U. S. Grant Symposium, which will be capped off by an address by the Association's Executive Director John F. Marzsalek, PhD, at 3:00 p.m. on May 3, at the St. Louis Public Library's Central Library at Thirteenth and Olive Streets. Dr. Marzalek's talk is presented by Lindenwood University. His talk covers the friendship and working relationship of Grant and fellow General William T. Sherman.

The U. S. Grant Symposium also features an address by Douglas D. Scott, PhD, sponsored by the Missouri History Museum. Dr. Scott's talk, "Ulysses S. Grant: The Archeological Record," is at 1:00 p.m. on May 3 in Lee Auditorium at the History Museum in Forest Park. Dr. Scott, known as the "Battlefield Detective," explored the Grant sites in St. Louis and the site of Grant's first battle in the Mexican War, near Brownsville, Texas, during his 30-plus year career with the National Park Service. He now heads the American Institute of Battlefield Archaeology.

The U. S. Grant Symposium concludes on Sunday, May 4. Bellefontaine Cemetery is conducting tours of the cemetery in the morning. In the afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Campbell House Museum (Fifteenth and Locust Streets, downtown), an escorted bus tour visits the Campbell House, the Eugene Field House and the DeMenil Mansion, and tracks "The Footsteps of Ulysses S. Grant" from downtown, through Soulard to the DeMenil area. The tour is organized by Renegade Tours of St. Louis.

All Symposium events are free to the public, except the bus and home tour. More information is available here.

P.S. Sunday, April 27, 2014, was General Grant's Birthday--his 192nd.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

ANCESTRY.COM FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH PAGES

Note: Ancestry.com is a reference database that you can use at Central Library or one of our branches.

List of SLPL reference databases that can be used remotely:

http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/article240098943.asp

While you, too, may have already discovered Ancestry.com’s Card Catalog, there’s an even easier way to discover databases within Ancestry that are specific for a particular state or county. Allow me to introduce you to Ancestry’s Family History Research Pages:

Family History Research Pages

The link above takes you to the start page for USA specific databases. In the right-hand navigation bar is a dialogue box that says “Select another state or region.” Click on “USA”, and you’ll be able to select a different continent of interest. Or, you can click “Select” (next to “USA”) and select a state of interest. Go ahead and select “Missouri”.

On the left-hand side of the screen, you’ll see a list of databases containing Missouri-specific records. The list is organized by category:

* Missouri Census & Voter Lists
* Missouri Birth, Marriage, & Death
* Missouri Military
* Missouri Immigration & Travel
* Missouri Newspapers & Publications
* Missouri Pictures
* Missouri School, Directories, Church Histories
* Missouri Tax, Criminal, Land, & Wills
* Missouri Reference, Dictionaries, & Almanacs
* Missouri Maps, Atlases, & Gazetteers
* Missouri Stories, Memories & Histories

The right-hand navigation bar shows a list of Missouri counties for which Ancestry.com provides access to one or more unique databases. Click on “St. Louis” and you’ll see a list of 16 databases in four categories.

The right-hand navigation bar also includes buttons you can click to see:

* Missouri Message Boards
* Missouri Member Directory

The Message Boards feature queries members have made about Missouri ancestors, while the Member Directory lists Ancestry.com members whose Public Profiles mention an interest in Missouri ancestors. The Member Directory provides user name; research interests; length of Ancestry.com membership; and contact info.

Finally, at the bottom of the page are links to:

* Contact Info
* Ancestry.com blog
* Affiliates
* Gift Membership (you can give a non-renewing one-time membership to a family member or friend for terms of 6 months or one year)
* Careers with Ancestry.com
* Privacy policy

LITTLE WARS

INTRODUCTION

Yes, my young friends, there was a time back in the Dark Ages (pre-1990 by your definition) when we old folks didn’t play games on computers. You may not believe this, but we didn’t have computers—-well, we did, but the smallest one filled an entire room, meaning it was not portable by anyone’s definition…

Because of this lack of computers, the games we played involved playing cards and/or board games. That might seem quaint to you young people, but we actually had a lot of fun playing such games. Why, I remember a game of Risk in grad school where we had to chug a beer each time we lost a country—-err, but I digress…

The mention of Risk brings us around to today’s subject: wargames-— preferably, such games played on boards using miniature soldiers and other game pieces. There are people (mostly old guys my age, I’ll admit) who put a lot of time and effort into playing/creating such games. The books in the following list can provide you with more information about the fascinating world of wargames and wargamers, one of whom was H.G. Wells—yes, that H.G. Wells, the Time Machine/War of the Worlds guy. Wells and his club buddies played a war game using miniature artillery pieces that actually fired (see his book, Little Wars, below).

Notes: I’ve included a few books on “little wars,” that is, smaller-scale conflicts like the Spanish-American War or the Zulu War of 1879 in this list. They can be less daunting starting points for prospective wargamers.

If you would like to search the SLPL Catalog for additional books on this subject, use the Subject term war games. Doing an All Fields search using the following terms can reveal additional items of interest to the wargames player/creator:

• battles strategy
• battles tactics
• battles maps
• little war

I haven’t played war games in a long time, but creating this blog post has certainly whetted my appetite…

LIBRARY LOCATIONS

Library Branches:

BU: Buder Branch
CO: Carondelet Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
DA: Julia Davis Branch
DI: Divoll Branch
KI: Kingshighway Branch
MA: Machacek Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch
WA: Walnut Park Branch

Central Library:

BT: Business & Technology Room
BGL: Business, Government & Law
HG: History & Geography Room
J: Children’s Library
ST: Stacks
STL: St. Louis Room

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: The ancient war game.
Author/Compiler: Grant, Charles.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1974
Format: Books

Title: Beginners' guide to wargaming.
Author/Compiler: Quarrie, Bruce.
Local Call Number: BGL--793.9
Publication Date: 1987
Format: Books

Title: The best of board wargaming.
Author/Compiler: Palmer, Nicholas.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1980
Format: Books

Title: The complete wargames handbook: how to play, design, and find them.
Author/Compiler: Dunnigan, James F.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1980
Format: Books

Title: The comprehensive guide to board wargaming.
Author/Compiler: Palmer, Nicholas.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1977
Format: Books

Title: Featherstone's complete wargaming.
Author/Compiler: Featherstone, Donald F.
Local Call Number: BGL--793.92
Publication Date: 1988
Format: Books

Title: Fundamentals of war gaming.
Author/Compiler: McHugh, Francis J. Naval War College (U.S.)
Local Call Number: SS--355.48
Publication Date: 2011
Format:: Books

Title: How to play war games in miniature.
Author/Compiler: Morschauser, Joseph.
Local Call Number: ST--794
Publication Date: 1962
Format: Books

Title: Little-known wars of great and lasting impact: the turning points in our history we should know more about.
Author/Compiler: Axelrod, Alan.
Local Call Number: SC--355.009
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Books

Title: The little wars of the United States. Maps by Jean A. Brown.
Author/Compiler: Dupuy, R. Ernest & William Henry Baumer,
Local Call Number: ST--973
Publication Date: 1968
Format: Books

Title: Little wars; a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girls who like boys' games and books.
Author/Compiler: Wells, H. G.
Local Call Number: J 793
Publication Date: 1913
Format: Books

Title: Making and collecting military miniatures.
Author/Compiler: Bard, Bob.
Local Call Number: ST--355
Publication Date: 1957
Format: Books

Title: Queen Victoria's little wars.
Author/Compiler: Farwell, Byron.
Local Call Number: ST--942.081
Publication Date: 1972
Format: Books

Title: The Second Anglo-Boer War.
Series Title: Wargaming in history.
Author/Compiler: Herbert, Edwin.
Local Call Number: ST--793.92
Publication Date: 1990
Format: Books

Title: Skirmish wargaming.
Author/Compiler: Featherstone, Donald F.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1979 1975 Format: Books

Title: U.S. Navy fundamentals of war gaming.
Author/Compiler: McHugh, Francis J.
Local Call Number: BGL--355.48
Format: Books

Title: The war game; ten great battles recreated from history. War games photographed by Philip O. Stearns.
Author/Compiler: Young, Peter.
Local Call Number: ST--Oversize 904.7
Publication Date: 1972
Format: Books

Title: War games: the secret world of the creators, players, and policy makers rehearsing World War III today.
Author/Compiler: Allen, Thomas B.
Local Call Number: ST--355.48
Publication Date: 1987
Format: Books

Title: A wargamers' guide to the Arab-Israeli wars since 1948.
Series Title: Tank battles in miniature.
Author/Compiler: Quarrie, Bruce.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1978
Format: Books

Title: Wargaming airborne operations.
Author/Compiler: Featherstone, Donald F.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1979 1977
Format: Books

Title: Wargaming, ancient and medieval.
Author/Compiler: Featherstone, Donald F.
Local Call Number: ST--793.9
Publication Date: 1975
Format: Books

Title: Yours to reason why: decision in battle; maps and battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
Author/Compiler: Seymour, William.
Local Call Number: ST--904.7
Publication Date: 1982
Format: Books

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FINDING YOUR POT OF GOLD

INTRODUCTION

If you’ve never managed to get six numbers in the lottery (I share your pain), you may wish to start looking down instead of looking up. Luckily, the Library has lots of books that just might help you figure out where to find lost/buried/sunken treasure.

LIBRARY LOCATIONS

Library Branches:

BU: Buder Branch
CO: Carondelet Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
DA: Julia Davis Branch
DI: Divoll Branch
KI: Kingshighway Branch
MA: Machacek Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch
WA: Walnut Park Branch

Central Library:

BT: Business & Technology Room
HG: History & Geography Room
ST: Stacks
STL: St. Louis Room

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: Ancient treasures: the discovery of lost hoards, sunken ships, buried vaults, and other long-forgotten artifacts.
Author/Compiler: Haughton, Brian.
Local Call Number: MA--622.19
Format: Books

Title: The atlas of lost treasures: rediscover ancient wonders.
Author/Compiler: Levy, Joel.
Local Call Number: SC--930.10282
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Books

Title: Atlas of treasure maps.
Author/Compiler: Coffman, Ferris La Verne.
Local Call Number: ST--Oversize 912
Publication Date: 1957
Format: Books

Title: A guide to sunken ships in American waters.
Author/Compiler: Lonsdale, Adrian L. & H.R. Kaplan.
Local Call Number: ST--910.4
Publication Date: 1964
Format: Books

Title: Guide to the world's greatest treasures.
Author/Compiler: Bradley, Michael, and Ted Streuli.
Local Call Number: CO--904
Publication Date: CO--2008
Format: Books

Title: Lost mines and buried treasures of Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Jameson, W. C.
Local Call Number: ST, CP--977.8
Publication Date: 2011
Format: Books

Title: Lost Desert bonanzas. Maps by Norton Allen.
Author/Compiler: Conrotto, Eugene L.
Local Call Number: ST--917.9
Publication Date: ST--1963
Format: Books

Title: Lost gold & buried treasure: a treasure hunter's guide to 100 fortunes waiting to be found.
Author/Compiler: Randle, Kevin D.
Local Call Number: CP--910.45
Publication Date: 1995
Format: Books

Title: Lost treasures of American history.
Author/Compiler: Jameson, W. C.
Local Call Number: MA--973
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Books

Title: Lost treasures of Table Rock Lake & other true pioneer tales.
Author/Compiler: Pipes, Gerald Harrison.
Local Call Number: ST--917.78
Publication Date: 1959
Format: Books

Title: Missouri treasures and Civil War sites.
Author/Compiler: Tatham, Robert L.
Local Call Number: STL--622.19
Publication Date: 1974
Format: Books

Title: Shadow of the sentinel: one man's quest to find the hidden treasure of the Confederacy.
Author/Compiler: Getler, Warren; and Bob Brewer.
Local Call Number: BU--973.713
Publication Date: 2003
Format: Books

Title: Strike it rich: treasure hunting with metal detectors.
Author/Compiler: Hardigree, Peggy Ann.
Local Call Number: ST--622.19
Publication Date: 1980
Format: Books

Title: Treasure hunter.
Author/Compiler: Rieseberg, Harry E.
Local Call Number: ST--627
Publication Date: 1945
Format: Books

Title: The treasure hunter's information source guide.
Author/Compiler: Wainwright, Barry W.
Local Call Number: BT--622.19
Publication Date: 1995
Format: Books

Title: Treasure tales of the Rockies.
Author/Compiler: Eberhart, Perry.
Local Call Number: ST--398.2
Publication Date: 1961
Format: Books

Title: True tales of buried treasure.
Author/Compiler: Snow, Edward Rowe.
Local Call Number: ST--910.4
Publication Date: 1960
Format: Books

Title: The urban treasure hunter: a practical handbook for beginners.
Author/Compiler: Chaplan, Michael.
Local Call Number: ST, BU, CP, DA, KI, WA--622.19
Publication Date: 2005
Format: Books

U.S. GRANT SYMPOSIUM

ST. LOUIS, MO. April 22, 2014 - Ulysses S. Grant's St. Louis roots will once again be celebrated the first weekend of May 2014. After previous events held in April as part of the Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival, The U.S. Grant Symposium will continue on May 3rd and 4th with new lectures and tours focused on St. Louis' favorite military son and the history that connects him to the city.

The May session of the Symposium will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Ulysses S. Grant Association from Mississippi State University. Executive Director of the Association and Mississippi State Professor Emeritus, John F. Marszalek, will give an address, sponsored by Lindenwood University, at the Central Library on May 3rd. "Warriors of the New Warfare, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman" will focus on the bond that formed between the two generals during the war, and how this bond played a key role in both the success of the Union and the making of two heroes.

Also on May 3rd, Douglas D. Scott, known as one of the founders of battlefield archeology, will present an archeology forum entitled, "Ulysses S. Grant: The Archeological Record," both sponsored by and hosted at the Missouri History Museum. His lecture will focus on how archeological evidence can illuminate the past, particularly in terms of Grant's life and career in this area.

Events continue on May 4th with guided tours of Bellefontaine Cemetery and a "Footsteps of Grant" Bus Tour. Bellefontaine Cemetery is home to numerous Civil war grave sites, both Union and Confederate, as well as the burial site of Grant's in-laws. The Footsteps of Grant Bus Tour, led by Renegade Tours, will take participants through three historic homes: Campbell House Museum, The Eugene Field House, and the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. Along the way, guest tour guide Gregory Wolk, Executive Director of Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation and author of Friend and Foe: A Tour Guide to Missouri's Civil War, will discuss the footprints Grant left throughout the Downtown and Soulard neighborhoods.

The May weekend of the U.S. Grant Symposium is largely free, with the exception of the bus tour, which will cost $35 a person, with an option to purchase a copy of Friend and Foe Alike for an additional $10 (a $28.95 retail value). A full description of events along with ticket requests can be found on the internet at symposium.mocivilwar.org.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MINES AND MINING IN MISSOURI & ILLINOIS: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

Following is a list of just a few of the books in the Library’s collection that deal with mines and mining in Missouri and Illinois. Additional books can be located by searching in the Library’s catalog under:

Coal mines and mining--Illinois

The search syntax works for any mineral and state of interest, for instance:

Lead mines and mining—Missouri

SLPL WEBSITE: http://www.slpl.org/

ABBREVIATIONS

Library Branch Locations:

CP: Carpenter Branch

Central Library Locations:

GENE: Genealogy Room (3rd Floor)
ST: Stacks (ask at the desk in any room on the 3rd Floor)
STL: St. Louis Room (3rd Floor)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: 50 Pb: early history of the Lead Belt.
Author/Compiler: Smith, Peary A.
Local Call Number: ST--622.34409
Publication Date: 1985.
Format: Books.

Title: Annual coal report of Illinois.
Author/Compiler: Illinois. Dept. of Mines and Minerals. Illinois. State Mining Board.
Local Call Number: ST--622.009 (1925)
Format: Serials (Periodicals) Poster.

Title: A compilation of the reports of the mining industry of Illinois from the earliest records to the close of the year 1930.
Author/Compiler: Illinois. Dept. of Mines and Minerals.
Local Call Number: ST--622.009
Publication Date: 1931.
Format: Books.

Title: Grandin, Hunter, West Eminence, and the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company.
Author/Compiler: Ponder, Jerry.
Local Call Number: GENE--977.889
Publication Date: 1989.
Format: Books.

Title: The lead and zinc mining industry of southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas.
Author/Compiler: Holibaugh, John R.
Local Call Number: ST--622
Publication Date: 1895.
Format: Books.

Title: The Lead Belt Mining Riot of 1917 .
Author/Compiler: Lawson, V. L.
Local Call Number: ST--977.868
Publication Date: 1976.
Format: Books.

Title: Lost mines and buried treasures of Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Jameson, W. C.
Local Call Number: ST, CP--977.8
Publication Date: 2011.
Format: Books.

Title: Missouri directory of manufacturing and mining.
Local Call Number: ST--670 (1969-1983; various years)
Format: Serials (Periodicals).
Title: The Old Gravois Coal Diggings.
Author/Compiler: Boyer, Mary Joan.
Local Call Number: ST, STL--977.866
Publication Date: 1954.
Format: Books.

Title: Old grubstake days in Joplin: the story of the pioneers who discovered the largest and richest lead and zinc mining field in the world.
Author/Compiler: Draper, William R. & Mabel Draper.
Local Call Number: GENE--977.8
Publication Date: 1946.
Format: Books.

Title: Our Lead Belt heritage: a series of articles.
Author/Compiler: Thompson, Henry C.
Local Call Number: GENE--977.8
Publication Date: 1955.
Format: Books.

Title: Preliminary report on the lead and zinc deposits of the Ozark region.
Author/Compiler: Geological Survey (U.S.); Bain, Harry Foster & George Irving; & Charles Richard Hise.
Local Call Number: ST--553.4
Publication Date: 1902.
Format: Books.

Title: Southwest Missouri mining.
Series Title: Images of America.
Author/Compiler: Pryor, Jerry.
Local Call Number: STL--977.87
Publication Date: 2000.
Format: Books.

Title: Southern Illinois coal: a portfolio.
Author/Compiler: Horrell, C. William. & Herbert K. Russell.
Local Call Number: ST--305.9622
Publication Date: 1995.
Format: Books.

Title: Wilderness bonanza: the Tri-State District of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Author/Compiler: Gibson, Arrell Morgan.
Local Call Number: ST--338.274
Publication Date: 1972.
Format: Books.

FOLD3.COM'S CIVIL WAR COLLECTION

Note: You can access Fold3.com anytime at Central or our branches, but for the next two weeks you can access their Civil War Collection for free from home:

To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Fold3 invites you to explore all records in its Civil War Collection for free April 14–30.

Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service records, pension index cards, “Widows’ Pension” files, Navy survivors certificates, Army registers, and much more. Other record types include photographs, original war maps, court investigations, slave records, and beyond. Items such as the Lincoln Assassination Papers, Sultana Disaster documents, letters to the Adjutant General and Commission Branch, and the 1860 census are also contained in the Civil War Collection.

Confederate-specific records include Confederate service records, amnesty papers, casualty reports, and citizens files, as well as Confederate Navy subject files and Southern Claims Commission documents.

Join Fold3 in its commemoration of the Civil War. Discover information on famous participants as well as your own Civil War ancestors through documents, photos, and images that capture the experiences and vital information of those involved in America’s deadliest conflict. Then commemorate your ancestors by creating or expanding memorial pages for them on Fold3’s Honor Wall. Get started searching the Civil War Collection here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LIVES CHANGE @ YOUR LIBRARY

National Library Week is April 13 - 19 and the St. Louis Public Library wants to celebrate by learning how your Library has changed your life.

Send us a brief story (100 words or less) about how the St. Louis Public Library has changed your life. Maybe it was a special Librarian, an inspiring program, a favorite book, or the thrill of completing Summer Reading Club for the very first time. Whatever it is, we want to hear it!

E-mail your story to editor@slpl.org or mail them to St. Louis Public Library (Attn: Marketing Dept.), 1415 Olive Street, St. Louis 63103-2325. We’ll post selected submissions on the Library’s website, on Facebook, and in our Branches.

See you at the Library!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC

INTRODUCTION

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. She carried 2,224 passengers and crew. The sinking caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people, making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.

The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service. It was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her naval architect, Andrews was among those lost during the sinking.

Wikipedia article on the Titanic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic.

ABBREVIATIONS

Library Branches

BU: Buder Branch
CO: Carondelet Branch
DA: Julia Davis Branch
DI: Divoll Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
MA: Machacek Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch

Central Library Locations

CE: Central Express
HG: History & Geography Room
ST: Stacks
STL: St. Louis Room

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: The birth of the Titanic.
Author/Compiler: McCaughan, Michael.
Local Call Number: MA--910.91634
Publication Date: 1999
Format: Books.

Title: Farewell, Titanic: her final legacy.
Author/Compiler: Pellegrino, Charles R.
Local Call Number: CP--910.91634
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: James Cameron's Titanic; photography by Douglas Kirkland; unit photography by Merie W. Wallace; project editor, Jain Lemos; book design by Joel Avirom and Jason Snyder.
Author/Compiler: Cameron, James, and Ed. W. Marsh.
Local Call Number: ST--Oversize 791.4302
Publication Date: 1997.
Format: Books.

Title: The rough guide to the Titanic.
Author/Compiler: Ward, Greg.
Local Call Number: CO--910.91634
Publication Date: 201.2
Format: Books.

Title: Titanic: a night remembered.
Author/Compiler: Barczewski, Stephanie L.
Local Call Number: HG--910.91634
Publication Date: 2004.
Format: Books.

Title: The Titanic and the Californian.
Author/Compiler: Padfield, Peter.
Local Call Number: ST--910.4
Publication Date: 1966.
Format: Books.

Title: The Titanic for dummies.
Author/Compiler: Spignesi, Stephen J.
Local Call Number: DA, SC--910.91634
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: Titanic: legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner
Author/Compiler: Wels, Susan.
Local Call Number: HG, BU, CO--910.91634 Publication Date: 1997.
Format: Books.

Title: The "Titanic man", Carlos F. Hurd: covering the most famous of all shipwrecks, S.S. Titanic.
Author/Compiler: Gillespie, Vera; Gillespie, John; and Carlos F. Hurd.
Local Call Number: STL, ST--910.91634
Publication Date: 1996.
Format: Books.

Title: The Titanic story.
Author/Compiler: Hutchings, David F.
Local Call Number: DI--363.1230916
Publication Date: 2008.
Format: Books.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIGITIZED PUBLICATIONS OF ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Some items published by the St. Louis Public Library are available full-text online via HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than 90 partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.

About HathiTrust

Most of the following items were published prior to 1923. This is only a partial list of such items available from HathiTrust. The list is presented on this blog because your St. Louis ancestors almost certainly used the Library on a frequent basis--now you can figure out what sorts of material they were reading and what types of programs/lectures they attended at the Library!

St. Louis Public Library. Addresses And Other Proceedings At the Opening Exercises of the New Central Library Building, January Sixth, 1912. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1912.

St. Louis Public Library. American Local Dialects: a Series of Lists Compiled by the St. Louis Public Library. 2d ed. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1915.

St. Louis Public Library. Annual Report. 1878-1922. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1878-1922.

St. Louis Public Library. The Central Library Building of the Public Library of the City of St. Louis. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1912.

St. Louis Public Library. Furs And Fur Bearers of the United States And Canada: a List of Books And Articles On the Technology And Romance of the Subject. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1929.

St. Louis Public Library. Information Please: a Typical Day In the Reference Departments of the St. Louis Public Library, Including Annual Statistical And Financial Report, 1940-1941. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1941.

St. Louis Public Library. Maps In the St. Louis Public Library. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1931.

St. Louis Public Library. Monthly Bulletin. New Series. Vols. 1-20 [1903-1922]. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1903-1922.

St. Louis Public Library. New Books for Old. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1916.

St. Louis Public Library. The Readers' Advisory Service of the St. Louis Public Library. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1929.

St. Louis Public Library. Staff Manual. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1955.

St. Louis Public Library. Where Neighbors Meet--an Account of the Use of Assembly And Club Rooms in the St. Louis Public Library. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1917.

St. Louis. Public Library. Library School. Circular of Information (1917-1933). [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1917-1933.

St. Louis Public Library. Library School. Vocational Guidance. [St. Louis]: St. Louis Public Library, 1921.