library as a community information center papers presented at an Institute conducted by the University of Illinois Library School September 29 - October 2, 1957 by Allerton Park Institute (4th 1957 Univeristy of Illinois)

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Published by University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library Science in Urbana, Ill .

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Statementeditors Rose B. Phelps, Janet Phillips.
ContributionsPhelps, Rose B., Phillips, Janet., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Graduate School of Library Science.
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