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The Resource Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss

Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss

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Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
Title
Information hunters
Title remainder
when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Peiss
Title variation
When librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
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Language
eng
Summary
"Information Hunters examines the unprecedented American effort to acquire foreign publications and information in World War II Europe. An unlikely band of librarians, scholars, soldiers, and spies went to Europe to collect books and documents to aid the Allies' cause. They travelled to neutral cities to find enemy publications for intelligence analysis and followed advancing armies to capture records in a massive program of confiscation. After the war, they seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools and gather together countless looted Jewish books. Improvising library techniques in wartime conditions, they contributed to Allied intelligence, preserved endangered books, engaged in restitution, and participated in the denazification of book collections. Information Hunters explores what collecting meant to the men and women who embarked on these missions, and how the challenges of a total war led to an intense focus on books and documents. It uncovers the worlds of collecting, in spy-ridden Stockholm and Lisbon, in liberated Paris and devastated Berlin, and in German caves and mineshafts. The wartime collecting missions had lasting effects. They intensified the relationship between libraries and academic institutions, on the one hand, and the government and military, on the other. Book and document acquisition became part of the apparatus of national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction. These efforts also spurred the development of information science and boosted research libraries' ambitions to be great national repositories for research and the dissemination of knowledge that would support American global leadership, politically and intellectually. military intelligence, librarians, archivists, Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Services."--
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Peiss, Kathy Lee
Dewey number
940.54/8673094
Index
no index present
LC call number
D810.C8
LC item number
P45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Library of Congress Mission to Germany
  • Library of Congress Mission to Germany
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Books
  • Intelligence service
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Cultural property
  • Librarians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Books
  • Confiscations
  • Cultural property
  • Destruction and pillage
  • Librarians
  • Military intelligence
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The country of the mind must also attack -- Librarians and collectors go to war -- The wild scramble for documents -- Acquisitions on a Grand Scale -- Fugitive Records of War -- Book Burning-American Style -- Not a Library, but a Large Depot of Loot
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190944643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C9435A4A-58BC-4140-B5CF-C9F9DA2A9AA9
System control number
(OCoLC)1128825356
Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The country of the mind must also attack -- Librarians and collectors go to war -- The wild scramble for documents -- Acquisitions on a Grand Scale -- Fugitive Records of War -- Book Burning-American Style -- Not a Library, but a Large Depot of Loot
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190944643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C9435A4A-58BC-4140-B5CF-C9F9DA2A9AA9
System control number
(OCoLC)1128825356

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