20th Century Advice Literature

Good news! The Libraries have subscribed to Twentieth Century Advice Literature. More than a thousand pages of conduct, behavioral, advice, and etiquette literature reveal rapid and drastic changes in American life in the last century. These sorts of materials typically fell out of date quickly and were rarely collected or preserved by libraries. Much of the content was distributed by organizations only to their members and was never cataloged. Alexander Street is painstakingly collecting the literature from archives and academics around the country, with more than a third of the items in the database classified as ephemeral.


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