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BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

OF THE FIRST SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA

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CATALOG



OF THE



Pedagogical Library



COMPILED BY

LILLIAN lONE MacDOWELL, B. L.

LIBRARIAN



UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS



Of THE

UNWERSlTY

OF



CAU^HS^ 1907



Prem of Waltber Printing House
Cor. Third St and Glrard Ave., PhiladelpUa



THE PEDAGOGICAL LIBRARY

The Pedagogical Library of the Board of Public Education was founded in
1883. At that time it was deemed expedient that the Board should possess and
maintain a collection of books representative of the standard literature in the
subject of pedagogy and in clasely allied subjects, as well as the newest and best
editions of the more important general and specific reference books. The library
was placed in the Department of Superintendence for the use of the members
of the Board of Public Education, of the several departments of the Board, and
of the teachers in the high and elementary public schools of the city. Although
limited in size, the library soon became known as a model pedagogical library.
Its literature has been selected with the greatest care. The dominant idea in the
selection has been the value of the book to the educator and not the increase in the
size of the library. As a i-esult of this principle of selection, the library is es-
pecially rich in the subjects of education, philosophy, and psychology. While the
literature is largely pedagogical, the standard works in every class of knowledge
are represented ; and there is scarcely any subject, with the exception of fiction,
in which the library is entirely deficient. Since its organization it has been main-
tained by annual appropriations from the Board of Public Education. The
appropriations have been exceedingly small ; nevertheless the library has steadily
increased in size and value, under the fo.stering care of the former superinten-
dents of schools. Dr. Jaiues Mac A lister and Dr. Edward Brooks, until it has
become the largest and most valuable pedagogical library connected with any
city school system in the United Stat&s. In fact, the Pedagogical Library is
typical of the kind of a library which the administrative departments of educa-
tion in other cities are endeavoring to establish and maintain.

In every urban school system it Is of the utmost importance that the teachers
of public schools should have free access to a pedagogical library. They should
understand that good teaching is conditioned by the professional spirit of the
teacher, and that this professional spirit Is stinuilated by the establishment and
maintenance of a working library of professional literature. In such a library
the progressive teacher should find the bast literature upon current educational
topics; upon the steady and systematic unfolding of educational ideals in the
past; upon the great underlying principles of teaching, which organize them-
selves into an approximation to a science of education ; upon the fertile field of
practical educational activity, which reveals a system or method in teaching,
and upon those vastly important related subjects of knowledge, an acquaintance
with which gives breadth and strength to the teacher.

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To many teachers in Philadelphia the Pedagogical Library has become a neces-
sity. Its aim is to meet the demands of educators in their effort to improve school
organization, administration, and the practice of teaching, and to encourage and
aid teachers in pursuing advanced studies in higher institutions for professional
culture. This printed catalog of the library, prepared with great care by the libra-
rian, is designed to make known the contents of the library, to extend its influence
and use, and to aid in every possible way in making it serve more effectually the
cause of education in the city of Philadelphia. Any agency which tends to im-
prove and aid the teaching body of the city, as does the Pedagogical Library, is
worthy of the continued sympathy and financial support of the Board of Public
Education.

MARTIN G. BRUMBAT^GH

Superintendent of Public Schools



THE CATALOG

The use of a library depends almost entirely upon its catalog. With this
thought in mind, Dr. James MacAlister issued in 1887 the initial catalog of the
library and three years later published a supplement to that catalog. Owing
to the natural growth of the library, the former catalog, the edition of which has
long since been exhausted, is no longer indicative of its scope. In order to
make known the contents of the library, the temptation to print a list of the
books has presented itself frequently, but it has always been accompanied with
the idea that the value of the library and its place in the educational system of
the city warranted the publication of a complete analytical catalog which would
serve as a representative manual of pedagogical literature. As a response to
numerous requests for a new and enlarged edition of the initial catalog, and for
the purpose of better acquainting teachers with the literature of their profession,
the Board of Public Education authorized the preparation of a new catalog.
The actual work of compiling this catalog was begun in April, 1902, but owing
to the administrative duties of the librarian, was not completed until October,
1905. At a meeting of the Committee on Superintendence held March 12, 1906,
the publication of an analytical catalog of the library was recommended to the
Board of Public Education. At the regular meeting of the Board held March
13, it was resolved that the catalog be published and distributed among the teach-
ers of the public schools of the city. The contract for printing was awarded
June 13, and the actual work of publication was begun August 1. Excluding
the time lost by several unavoidable interruptions, the completed catalog has
gone through press in less than five months' time. Acknowledgement is due
Mr. Theodore L. MacDowell, Supervising Principal of the II. Josephine Widener
Public School, whose interest and aid in the compilation of the catalog has made
possible its appearance at so early a date.



ARRANGEMENT OF THE CATALOG



Dictionary
plan



Author
Title

Subject



Additional
entries



Analyticals



The catalog of the Pedagogical Library is arranged on
the dictionary plan. Each book is indexed under the author,
title, and subject or subjects, and the entries are arranged in
one alphabet, as are the words in a dictionary. The catalog
therefore shows what authors are represented in the library,
and what books they have written ; it gives the titles of books
when the title is well known ; and it also indicates what litera-
ture the library contains on various subjects.

In the author entry, the author's full name is given, the
' exact title of the book, the number of pages, etc., the size, the
name of the publisher, and the place and date of publication.

Books having striking titles are indexed under the leading
word of the title.

In the subject entry the specific subject of the book is
given, the author's name, the title of the book, and the date
of publication. Following many subjects are lists of refer-
ences and cross references to kindred subjects.

Entries are also made under the name of the editor, the
compiler and the translator.

Series are entered under the name of the series.

The more important essays, bibliographies, biographies,
addresses, etc., are analyzed and indexed under the name of
the author, the titU>, and the subject, with the specific number
of pages designated.



ABBREVIATIONS



A. L. A American library asscM'iation

abr abridged

an nut annotated

Apr April

apx appendix

comp compiled, compiler

crit critical

D duodecimo

Dec December '

ed. edited, edition, editor

F folio

Feb February

facsim facsimile

il illuHtrated, illustrations

introd introduction

Jan January

Je June

J! July

Mar March

My May

Nov November

n. d no date



n. p no place, no publisher

n. t. p no title page

no ..number

O octavo

Oct October

o. p out of print

ob oblong

pi plates

por portraits

pseud pseudonym

pt part

q quarto

rev revised, revision

S 16mo

Sept September

8q .square

T 24mo

tr translated, translator

unp unpaged

V volume

v. d various dates

V. p various pages







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