First Report of the Iowa Library Commission, 1900-1903
The Iowa Library Commission was established in 1900 by the Iowa General Assembly to promote library interests in the state of Iowa. The Traveling Library (State Library) was placed under the authority of this Commission. The first part of the report outlines the activities that the Commission was engaged in to promote public libraries and to provide for the training of librarians. The second part gives a brief history of 77 public libraries that existed in 1903 followed by an appendix that outlines Iowa library laws, Library Commission expenditures and statistics of Iowa libraries.
Iowa Library Commission
A print copy is available in state documents on the ground floor of the State Library of Iowa - Z 732.I8 R47 1900-1903
Bernard Murphy, State Printer, Des Moines, Iowa, 1904
Published by authority of the General Assembly
Brigha, Johnson; Barrett, Richard C. and MacLean, George
The original report was submitted to Iowa Governor Albert B. Cummins in 1904.
This is a 153 page report.