Book Drive, 1926

Book Drive, 1926
The American Merchant Marine Library Association, founded in 1921, was an outgrowth of services provided by the American Library Association during World War I to provide books for servicemen. This war time book drive also provided materials for merchant marines, who transported troops and supplies oversees. Following the war, the American Library Association withdrew from such programs out of financial necessity. Cleveland residents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Howard helped lead a movement to continue these services and establish libraries on merchant marine vessels. | Date: 1926 | Source: Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection
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