Indo-American library cooperation
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Maharaja Sayajirao of Baroda (India) was inspired by the progress of American public libraries during his visits to this country. He invited William Alanson Borden to provide similar library services for his own people. Borden went to Baroda in 1910 and founded the first public library system in the world. And the University of the Panjab at Lahore invited Asa Don Dickinson in 1915 to organize its University Library on modern American lines. These two pioneering American librarians became the architects of the Indian library edifice. They set the path for the progress of the Indian library movement. Many other American educator-librarians contributed presents a toward this display of great cultural renaissance these phenomena.
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Part one : The inspirer; American library heritage in Baroda and beyond; America inspired Indian librarians more than England did; A search for the research resources; Indo-American library cooperation a research proposal -- Part two : What they say; U.S. wheat loan program; Wheat loan library workshop, Delhi; America assists India through the wheat loan program; Universal library service corporation.