After the success of cataloging the 1963 White House Library, we’ve made it into a monthly thing.
This month, starting at 12:00 noon EST Wednesday, March 3, and continuing for 24 hours, we’re going to be cataloging the on-board library of the U.S.S. California, as it was in 1905.
This California‘s library catalog were written up and published by the Government Printing Office, and has been scanned by the Internet Archive. Designed to serve the California‘s 830-odd officers and men—the libraries were separate—it offers a unique view of the navy of the time, and of the country. The ship, then rechristened the San Diego, and its library, went to the bottom of the ocean in 1918, the victim of a German U-boat. Six sailors died.
- Check out the talk thread
- Jeremy has set up a wiki page
- All see the USSCalifornia library as it develops
The “Legacy Mob” is an amalgam of two LibraryThing inventions: