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Pawtucket, RI's Debora Cook Sayles public library

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Janesville, WI Carnegie library

I'm working on a page which is an ongoing personal research project. Take a look at Ladies' Libraries, and if you have some connection with these precursors to the public library movement and Carnegie's mission, please drop me a line.

1875 Detroit, MI Public Library on leather
Ripon, WI's Carnegie library on leather postcard
Peru, IN Carnegie library on leather postcard
Leather postcard of Milwaukee's 1898 Museum and Library
Mason City, IA Carnegie library
Chicago Public Library on leather postcard

The above are the leather postcards in my library postcard collection. For better images, and a history of the buildings featured, click the image to reach its primary page. Other navigation is in the top strip, and a drop-down menu to right.


As always, I'd appreciate feedback from all my followers: librarians, historians, deltiologists, and those curious about those little neoclassical temples of wisdom dotted across North America.




Judy Aulik


1/26/20    The replacement for Geneva's Carnegie library is nearly finished. 

4/17/20    Chicago suburban libraries deal with COVID-19.

10/3/20    Ruth Freitag, "Librarian to the Stars," dies at age 96. Her obituary makes the New York Times on                                      5/21/2021. (paywalled)

12/24/20  Above and beyond in library service.

2/1/21      WGN-TV broadcasts a news item on the Newberry Library's involvement in "redlining" (covenants enforcing segregation in housing) in post-WWII Chicago.

12/28/21   NYPL's Cabinet of Wonders. New York Times, (paywalled)

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