Everett Public Library’s latest podcast explores the Great Book Scare of the early 20th century and how libraries coped with it, particularly here in Everett. The seven-minute-long audio podcast is part of the Smokestacks Soundbites series of local-history podcasts.
Script: Cameron Johnson
Audio editing and engineering: Cameron Johnson
“Klincek Stojo Pod Oblokom” — Tomo Sombolac
“String Quartet N. 14, Op. 131” (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
Nice, L.B. “The Disinfection of Books,” c1911
“Suggestions For Disinfection,” Wisconsin Library Bulletin, April 1906.
“Public Library Is A Popular Institution,” Everett Herald, 7 April 1906.
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From punk to country, from old-timey, to sugar-coated power pop, Mr. Neutron scales the best of 2019.
Jonathan White's description of and homage to the mysterious phenomena we call tides.
Music: Francesco Iannuzzelli, "Tarantellamodale"
A new Everett Public Library (WA) audio podcast brings to life the early history of Everett Public Library, in which a small group of determined Everett women parlayed political muscle and donated books into an enduring civic institution. The podcast is part of the City’s observance of the 125th anniversary of the library’s birth.
Voice actors: Abigail Cooley, Van Ramsey, Mindy Van Wingen, Ron Averill, Lisa Labovitch, Andrea Wallis, Carol Ellison, Eileen Schnarr, Alan Jacobson, Joyce Peter, Laura McCarty, Cameron Johnson.
Script: Cameron Johnson
Audio editing: Cameron Johnson
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2Everett News, July 5, 1894
3 Croly, Mrs. J.C. The History of the Woman’s Club Movement in America, New York: Henry G. Allen & Co., c1898
4 Dilgard, David. “Origins of the Everett Public Library” [unpublished]
5Book Club Member Frances King Sears, 1921 letter [unpublished]
6 “Woman’s Book Club,” composed by WBC Historian Nellie R. Hake. Published in A History of Woman’s Book Club, November 12, 1962. Foremothers’ Luncheon, Elks Home—Everett, WA [Unpublished]
7From: “The Magic City,” date unknown, author unknown. [Unpublished]
8Spriesterbach, Cora. History of Everett Woman’s Book Club: 1894-1940 [Unpublished]
9Everett Public Library Historical Sketch, 1894-1954 [Unpublished]
10Herald editorial November 1, 1894
11 Spriesterbach, Cora. History of Everett Woman’s Book Club: 1894-1940 [Unpublished]
12Origins of the Everett Public Library—date unknown [Unpublished]
13Everett—Thumbnail History. HistoryLink.org
14Origins of the Everett Public Library [Unpublished]
15Herald April 27, 1901
16 “The Origins of Everett Public Library.” [Unpublished]
17Everett News, July 5, 1925
18 Everett Herald January 20, 1903
19Spriesterbach, Cora. History of Everett Woman’s Book Club: 1894-1940 [Unpublished]
20Application for National Register status [Unpublished]
21 Everett Herald April 7, 1906
22Dilgard, David. EPL Evergreen Branch [Unpublished]
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Killian, Joy and Richard Beserra, Exotic Music from Enchanted Lands.”
Pianodamper. Schubert, Franz, “Piano Sonata #13.” STE-043-cut-reverb. Internet archive.
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