The public library in the political process
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The public library in the political process a report of the Public Library Inquiry. by Oliver Garceau

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  • Libraries -- United States,
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ContributionsSocial Science Research Council. Public Library Inquiry
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 254 p. ;
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22807682M
LC Control Number49050082

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