Samuel Swett Green: Worcester Free Public Library, Worcester, Mass., Director, 1867-1871, Librarian, 1871-1909

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Press of F.S. Blanchard & Company, 1909 - 18 pages
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Page 15 - The use of the voluntary system in the maintenance of ministers in the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay during the earlier years of their existence.
Page 13 - Island, one of the Thousand Isles in the St. Lawrence river, in San Francisco, and at a meeting of the Library Section of the National Educational Association, at a meeting in Washington. Other important papers by Mr. Green on questions in library economy are "The Library in its relation to persons engaged in industrial pursuits ;" "Opening Libraries on Sunday ;" "The duties of trustees and their relations to librarians ;" "Address as President of the American Library Association ;" "Inter-library...
Page 17 - Spanish war, the USS monitor Montauk and the USS Resolute. He named one son John Adolph for his father, and one Ulric, for his brother, a colonel of cavalry killed before Richmond. He was elected a fellow of the American geographical society and a member of the Long Island historical society, the GAR, the Loyal legion, the Naval order and the Masonic order. He published : Historic...
Page 10 - In 1800 he was appointed by the governor of Massachusetts an original member of the Free Public Library Commission of the Commonwealth, and was reappointed in 1894, 1899 and 1904. Mr. Green was one of the founders and the original first vice-president of the Massachusetts Library Club. He was for many years a member of the committee of the overseers of Harvard University to make an annual examination of the library of the university...
Page 8 - ... started the movement for the foundation of the library, gave to the city the large collection of books mentioned above, by his deed of gift secured liberal expenditures on the part of the city, and made other conditions which, without hampering the administration of the gift, have been of great benefit. In 1865 reading-rooms were established in connection with the library. A fund for their endowment was raised by subscription, mainly through the efforts of Hon. George Frisbie Hoar.
Page 8 - Green was one which he had been forming for many years, with the purpose of giving it to the city. That of the Worcester Lyceum and Library Association consisted of the books which had belonged to The Young Men's Library Association, the Young Men's Rhetorical Society and the old Worcester Lyceum. The library given by Dr.
Page 13 - A History of the Public Libraries of Worcester" for the "Worcester of 1898," and earlier for Kurd's "History of Worcester County." He was chairman of a committee to supervise the portion of that history relating to the town and city of Worcester. The first account of the methods introduced by ' Mr. Green in the conduct of the Free Public Library in Worcester, which was printed in...
Page 15 - He has been a manager of the Sons of the Revolution, and was a charter member and the first lieutenant-governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts, presiding at its first general court and the dinner which followed it. Mr. Green is a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and of the Old Planters Society.
Page 11 - ... many years a member of the committee of the overseers of Harvard University to make an annual examination of the library of the university, occupied a similar position in connection with the Boston Public Library for a single year, and began, in 1887, to deliver annual courses of lectures as lecturer on "Public libraries as popular educational institutions" to the students of the School of Library Economy connected with Columbia College, New York city.
Page 10 - ... he was appointed by the governor of Massachusetts an original member of the Free Public Library Commission of the Commonwealth, and was reappointed in 1894, 1899 and 1904. Mr. Green was one of the founders and the original first vice-president of the Massachusetts Library Club. He was for many years a member of the committee of the overseers of Harvard University to make an annual examination of the library of the university, occupied a similar position in connection with the Boston Public Library...

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