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ALA Library War Service Dispatch Office
Glass plate slide showing a workman moving packages of books destined for American service personnel as part of the ALA's national book drive during World War I
ALA Dispatch Office, El Paso, Texas
Glass plate slide showing exterior street view of the ALA War Service Library in El Paso, Texas. Piles of donated books for use by American service personnel are in view behind the right window.
Naval Service Club
Glass plate slide showing servicemen reading. Caption reads: ""Naval Service Club, Beacon Street, Boston. American Library Association Books.""
Library Ward Service
Glass plate slide showing convalescent servicemen and women reading at the military hospital in Newport, Virginia. Caption reads: ""Library Wards Service Hospital Newport News, Virginia""
Library War Service Opening Slide
Glass plate slide. Caption reads: "The Library War Service is prepared to supply the eight slides following, to Public libraries at cost."
5000000 BOOKS in SERVICE
Glass plate slide. American Library Association parade float with servicemen riding inside for the United War Work Campaign; Kansas City, November 9, 1918. Large sign reads: A.L.A. 5,000,000 BOOKS in SERVICE...
Overseas Box Service As Sectional Bookcase
Glass plate slide of an American Library Association bookcase shipment overseas. Caption reads: "Overseas Box Service As Sectional Bookcase."
Bedside service of the American Library Association in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Greenville, S.C.
With her book truck the librarian brings to the man in bed the book he wants. The A. L. A. has placed libraries in 249 hospitals. The men in hospitals are still lookmg for your magazines. As soon as you...
Making a good haul at Hampton Roads, Va. Merchant Marine library service of the American Library Association.
Men pulling a box on board a ship. Additional caption reads: The A.L.A. furnishes free crew's libraries to American merchant ships and through representatives at principal ports provides free library service...
Merchant Marine Service, American Library Association.
Men reading at a table. Additional caption reads: Boxed crew's libraries, each containing about eighty books of fiction, travel, books on seamanship and others, are exchangeable at principal ports. The...
Library Staff and Delivery Service
Glass plate slide showing the civilian and military staff of the ALA Camp Library, in front of a delivery car at Kelly Aviation Field, near San Antonio, Texas
Hard at Work, A.L.A. at Camp Custer
Glass plate slide showing American service personnel in a camp library at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan
Making Scrapbooks, St. Louis Book Drive
Glass plate slide showing women assembling scrapbooks for use by American service personnel
They Begin to Come
Glass plate slide showing an unidentified man announcing a book drive for American service personnel from the steps of a public building in New York City
In N.Y.C. 5th Liberty Loan Parade
Glass plate slide showing an ALA float advertising its book drive for American service personnel in a New York City parade during the 5th Liberty Loan campaign of World War I
City Gas Co. Window, Detroit Book Campaign
Glass plate slide showing a window display advertising the ALA's book drive for American service personnel
200,000 Wounded Soldiers want Books to Read
Glass plate slide showing a handbill advertising the ALA's book drive for American service personnel. The ad features a picture of an interracial group of convelescent soldiers at Camp Dix base hospital...
A Successful Day, New York City, Book Campaign, 1918
Glass plate slide showing large piles of books donated for American service personnel on the steps of the New York City public library
A Successful Appeal by the Rotary Club, San Antonio, Texas
Glass plate slide showing a storefront window display, brimming with stacks of books donated for use by American service personnel in World War I. The book drive was coordinated by the ALA, with the cooperation...
2,500,000 Books Reached France
Glass plate slide showing unidentified men in a warehouse handling books donated for use by American service personnel in France through the ALA's wartime book campaign
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