Demonstration of Public Library Service: Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 1 of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 2465, a Bill to Provide for the Demonstration of Public Library Service in Areas Without Such Service Or with Inadequate Library Facilities. Hearings Held in Washington, DC. December 9 and 10, 1947, Volume 1

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