The Institute for Small Town Studies Library and Archives is pleased to announce
two large donations of surplus books from the Library of Congress
in Washington DC.
Included in these donations are books on small-town planning, communiuty development,
economics, emerging business models for an increasingly hi-tech society, leadership strategies,
history, sociology, philosophy, spanish language texts on community and latino culture, as well
as numerous titles in small-town fiction from Europe, Australia, the United States and Canada.
In 1815, Thomas Jefferson offered his personal library as the foundation for the Library of Congress.
Today, the Library of Congress houses over 130 million titles on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.
In 2003, ISTS Director Robert Dorgan offered his personal library as the foundation for a new library in
small town studies. Today, the ISTS Library and Archives houses some 9,000 titles - roughly the size of
Jefferson's library - in a restored one-room schoolhouse in Marenisco, Michigan. The ISTS collections
include books, magazines, films, photographs, posters, advertisements and other memorabilia.
The Institute for Small Town Studies is pleased to partner with the Library of Congress
in working to house and grow this body of knowledge in small town studies.
© 2013 The Institute for Small Town Studies