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And you think Acquisition is difficult....

  • 1.  And you think Acquisition is difficult....

    Posted 02-17-2020 14:12
    Colleagues,   A crossroads of Librarians and Spies.  A good listen. Great presentation by the Author Kathy Peiss
           Sharon

    Source: beSpacific for 02/17/2020
    Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in WW II Europe

    by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Feb 16, 2020

    National Archives presentation available via YouTube and C-SPAN – Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe, Thursday, January 23, 2020.

    "While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. They collected enemy texts, followed advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found and helped restitute looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. In Information Hunters, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction."



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    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    leniussa@gmail.com
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')
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