Go and Tell the World: Charles R. McCarthy and the Evolution of the Legislative Reference Movement, 1901-1917

Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, No. 33, 2007

21 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2009  

Paul David Healey

Jenner Law Library

Date Written: February, 10 2009

Abstract

Professor Healey describes the work of Charles R. McCarthy who, in the early twentieth century, almost single-handedly created the legislative reference library concept. In doing so, he developed radical new forms of reference librarianship, tirelessly promoted the concept of special librarianship, and spread legislative reference services around the country.

Keywords: legislative library, legislative reference, charles r. mccarthy, charles mccarthy, special libraries, special librarianship

Suggested Citation

Healey, Paul David, Go and Tell the World: Charles R. McCarthy and the Evolution of the Legislative Reference Movement, 1901-1917 (February, 10 2009). Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, No. 33, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1340735

Paul David Healey (Contact Author)

Jenner Law Library ( email )

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

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