The Library History Buff
Promoting the appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of library history
The Library History Buff Home Page
A library history buff, also sometimes referred to as a library history nut, is an individual with a passion for library history and its artifacts. Larry T. Nix is the library history buff who created and maintains this Web site.
This site is divided into three broad categories. The "Library History" category includes Web pages with information about library history. The "Librariana" category includes Web pages with information about the collecting of library memorabilia and artifacts. The "Postal Librariana" category includes Web pages with information about the collecting of postal artifacts related to libraries.
Also check out the Library History Buff Blog.
Featured Web pages on the Library History Buff Web site:
Library Overdue Notices on Postal Cards
The New York Public Library on Stamps
Carnegie Libraries on Stamps
Chicago's Public Library
U.S. Libraries on Stamps
American Library Association History
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Some of my Favorite Library History Sites on the Web:
The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center
Archives of the American
The Legacy of Public
Libraries in North Carolina (Digital Collection of the NC State Library)
Glenn A. Walsh’s
Carnegie Library History Site
Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project (CLIP)
South Carolina Library
The Library Postcard site of Judy Aulik
Library Postcard Blog of Mark Jackson
Library Cover Stories
"Cover" is a philatelic term for an envelope, postal card, or similar postal artifact that has been sent through the mail (or is intended to be sent through the mail). Philatelist often say every cover has a story. I collect covers related to libraries, and I have found that these covers often have interesting stories that relate both to library history and postal history. On the home page of this website I told a library cover story for each month during the four year period 2007-2010 for a total of 48 library cover stories. Links to all of the library cover stories are below. In 2008 I created the Library History Buff blog as a companion to this website. I have realized that the blog is a more appropriate venue for these stories so I have decided to eliminate this feature on the Library History Buff website. So starting in January 2011, the Library History Buff blog is the place to find interesting stories about library covers.
Archive - Library Cover Stories for 2010
Archive - Library Cover Stories for 2009
Archive - Library Cover Stories for 2008
Archive - Library Cover
Stories for 2007
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Larry T. Nix
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Last updated: 02-11-2013 © 2005-2013 Larry T. Nix