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Library Shelfie Day

New York Public Library has deemed today, Wednesday January 29, as #libraryshelfie day. We’re posting our contribution here on our blog.

Our photo below is from the Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center Collection, which consists of more than 21,000 volumes relating to the history of the Trans-Mississippi West, including rare and fine press books, serials, pamphlets, maps, and other printed items. Subject strengths include Native Americans, cowboys and cattlemen, western military history, Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, western art, transportation, trails, and national parks.

Michael Harrison organized his collection under broad subject areas (such as Indians), by publisher (such as University of Oklahoma Press), or by format (such as periodical or map). His arrangement on the shelves followed these categories. These books are from Harrison’s subject area of “Bad Men and Peace Officers.”

Happy Library Shelfie Day!

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