Oral history interview, 1973.


Oral history interview, 1973.

Topics include personal background; World War II experiences; purpose of a library; media hardware and the book; Pratt Library programs and position as a state library source center; the library's collection of H.L. Mencken materials; pornography; and the future of the book.

Typescript : 42 p.Tape : cassette (90 min.)

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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

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Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 190...

Digges, Diana

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Castagna, Edwin, 1909-

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Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (1960-1974); d. 1983. From the description of Oral history interview, 1973. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32819155 Born in Petaluma, California, in 1909, Edwin Castagna graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, Library School and directed libraries in Reno, Nevada; and Ukiah, Glendale, and Long Beach in California. As director of the Enoch Pratt Library in 1960-1977, Castagna began a Balt...

Enoch Pratt Free Library

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