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The Resource Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss, (electronic resource)

Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss, (electronic resource)

Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
Title
Information hunters
Title remainder
when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Peiss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Information Hunters' examines the unprecedented American effort to acquire foreign publications & information in World War II Europe. An unlikely band of librarians, scholars, soldiers, & spies went to Europe to collect books & documents to aid the Allies' cause. They travelled to neutral cities to find enemy publications for intelligence analysis & followed advancing armies to capture records in a massive program of confiscation. After the war, they seized Nazi works from bookstores & schools & gathered countless looted Jewish books. Improvising library techniques in wartime conditions, they contributed to Allied intelligence, preserved endangered books, engaged in restitution, & participated in the denazification of book collections. This work explores what collecting meant to the men & women who embarked on these missions & how the challenges of a total war led to an intense focus on books & documents.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peiss, Kathy Lee
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Books
  • Intelligence service
  • Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Cultural property
  • Librarians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Library of Congress Mission to Germany
Target audience
specialized
Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190944612.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002119233
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780190944643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe, Kathy Peiss, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190944612.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002119233
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780190944643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote

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