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

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

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Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
Title
Information hunters
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when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
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Kathy Peiss
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eng
Summary
While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. Galvanized by the events of war into acquiring and preserving the written word, as well as providing critical information for intelligence purposes, these American civilians set off on missions to gather foreign publications and information across Europe. They journeyed to neutral cities in search of enemy texts, followed a step behind advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. Their mission was to document, exploit, preserve, and restitute these works, and even, in the case of Nazi literature, to destroy them. In this fascinating account, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction. Focusing on the ordinary Americans who carried out these missions, she shows how they made decisions on the ground to acquire sources that would be useful in the war zone as well as on the home front. These collecting missions also boosted the postwar ambitions of American research libraries, offering a chance for them to become great international repositories of scientific reports, literature, and historical sources. Not only did their wartime work have lasting implications for academic institutions, foreign-policy making, and national security, it also led to the development of today's essential information science tools. Illuminating the growing global power of the United States in the realms of intelligence and cultural heritage, Peiss tells the story of the men and women who went to Europe to collect and protect books and information and in doing so enriches the debates over the use of data in times of both war and peace
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Peiss, Kathy Lee
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940.54/8673094
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history
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Narrated by Suzanne Toren
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  • Toren, Suzanne
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  • United States
  • Library of Congress Mission to Germany
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Books
  • Cultural property
  • History
  • Intelligence service
  • Librarians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss, (SOUND RECORDING)
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digital storage
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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on1134797199
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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10 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
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not applicable
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9781980061717
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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nd0506
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digital
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ND0506
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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(OCoLC)1134797199
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Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss, (SOUND RECORDING)
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1134797199
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980061717
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
nd0506
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ND0506
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1134797199
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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