New Issue, Volume 52, Number 2

The April-June 2017 issue of Information & Culture: A Journal of History has been printed. Volume 52, Number 2 is available for access on Project MUSE and for sale on the UT Press website.

This issue features six articles related to the global history of information.

  • The first article in this issue, Layne Karafantis’s NORAD’s Combat Operations Center: A Distinctively Cold War Environment, explores the historical and ongoing implications of the construction of the Combat Operations Center as an information-gathering hub in Cheyenne Mountain in the early 60s.
  • Authors Jelena Lakuš and Anita Bajić offer readers an in-depth look into the research value of diaries for the study of Croatian history in their article Interpreting Diaries: History of Reading and the Diary of the Nineteenth-Century Croatian Female Writer Dragojla Jarnević.
  • In the article, Elizabeth Cleveland Morriss (1877-1960), Leader of the Literacy and Adult Elementary Education Movement in North Carolina, author Plummer Alston Jones, Jr. describes the problem of the lack of English literacy brought to national attention by the 1910 U.S. Census. The paper describes the efforts of Elizabeth Cleveland Morriss to promote adult education in North Carolina.
  • Before the 1970s, cataloging standards lacked consistent treatment of terminology related to feminist, queer, and sex-related topics. In How Subjects Matter: The Kinsey Institute’s Sexual Nomenclature: A Thesaurus (1976), author Donna J. Drucker explores the Kinsey Institute’s efforts to provide library users with greater access to sex-related materials through up-to-date vocabularies.
  • In the article The Public Library Movement, the Digital Library Movement, and the Large-Scale Digital Initiative: Assumptions, Intentions, and the Role of the Public, author Elisabeth Jones argues that public library initiatives, including the public library movement in the U.S., the global digital library movement, and book digitization initiatives, though different in many ways, all similarly lacked input from potential users in the decision-making and design process.
  • In the final paper of the issue, author Carolina Aguerre discusses the processes through which internet access was established in Argentina and Brazil. The Internet in Argentina and Brazil: The origins of Networking Experiences explores the differences of implementation in these two countries and how access to networking technologies impacted telecommunications in the 1990s.

For more in-depth information on each article, visit the Abstracts page for the newest issue.