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Dissertation Information for Ralph Blasingame

NAME:
- Ralph Blasingame
- (Alias) Ralph Upshaw Blasingame

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- Columbia University (USA) (1973)

ADVISORS:
- None

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- None

MPACT Status: Incomplete - Ambiguous

Title: THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AS AN URBAN PHENOMENON

Abstract: The position is taken that the American public library as distinguished from the earlier social libraries, was a product of the urban-industrial society of the seocnd half of the 19th Century. During that period the process of urbanization manifested itself in the evolution of the city as the locus of a new culture. The public library which emerges in that culture became a prototype with discernable characteristics; for example, it was a local rather than a state agency, governed by an elite board, bureaucractic in form, and monocratic in administrative style. This prototype strongly influenced the devlopment of public libraries thereafter, large and small; it also provided a basis for development of the profession of librarianship and training for entrance into the profession. The characteristics of the prototype library were checked through interviews with librarians, members of boards of trustees, and other persons in positions of responsibility, and it is asserted that they still hold, despite major changes in the urban process through which the city has lost its dominant position socially and culturally.

Some policy options for city public libraries are suggested under the headings of administrative improvement, goal clarification and increased adaptiveness.

MPACT Scores for Ralph Blasingame

A = 24
C = 17
A+C = 41
T = 70
G = 4
W = 39
TD = 45.125
TA = 9
calculated 2008-01-31 06:08:50

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Students under Ralph Blasingame

ADVISEES:
- Lloyd J. Houser - Rutgers University (1968)
- Laurent-Germain Denis - Rutgers University (1969)
- Tom Childers - Rutgers University (1970)
- Stanley James Slote - Rutgers University (1970)
- George Whitbeck - Rutgers University (1970)
- Hardy Rogers Franklin - Rutgers University (1971)
- Walton Finks - Rutgers University (1973)
- George Patrick Michael D'Elia - Rutgers University (1975)
- Robert Goldberg - Rutgers University (1975)
- Mary Jo Lynch - Rutgers University (1977)
- Charles R. McClure - Rutgers University (1977)
- Paul Borchuck - Rutgers University (1978)
- Judith Serebnick - Rutgers University (1978)
- Robbie B. Bingham - Rutgers University (1979)
- Mohammad Husien Dayani - Rutgers University (1980)
- Barbara Jean Williams - Rutgers University (1980)
- Binford Harrison Conley - Rutgers University (1981)
- Jassim Jirjees - Rutgers University (1981)
- Betty J. Turock - Rutgers University (1982)
- Maurice Freedman - Rutgers University (1983)
- Ahmad Ali Tamraz - Rutgers University (1984)
- Virgil Blake - Rutgers University (1988)
- Robert Ford - Rutgers University (1988)
- Alice Gertzog - Rutgers University (1989)

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- Leonard Grundt - Rutgers University (1965)
- Terence Crowley - Rutgers University (1968)
- Kenneth Harry Plate - Rutgers University (1969)
- Thomas W. Shaughnessy - Rutgers University (1970)
- Joyce Hinricks Haas - Rutgers University (1971)
- Bruce Shuman - Rutgers University (1973)
- Ruth Katz - Rutgers University (1975)
- Caroline Coughlin - Rutgers University (1976)
- James Benson - Rutgers University (1977)
- Charles Curran - Rutgers University (1977)
- Thomas McGeehan - Rutgers University (1978)
- Dock Alexander Boyd - Rutgers University (1979)
- Alan Richard Samuels - Rutgers University (1979)
- Philip M. Clark - Rutgers University (1982)
- Frances Casserly - Rutgers University (1984)
- Vicki Gregory - Rutgers University (1987)
- Christine Murchio - Rutgers University (1991)