The Spanish-American War of 1898 ushered in an era of American rule over the Philippines that formally ended in 1946. An expansive colonial government developed with Americans filling most professional positions early on. There was a slow transition to Filipinos holding those positions, and this process can be seen in the field of librarianship. By the middle of 1924, library leadership and the teaching of library science was firmly in the hands of Filipinos. The University of Wisconsin and those associated with the institution, both Americans and Filipinos, played leading roles in the development of Philippine librarianship. This article explores this special relationship, focusing on the pre-World War II era.
Penn State University Press
Philippines, University of Wisconsin, History of libraries, History of library science, Imperialism
Asian History | Library and Information Science | South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies | United States History
Brazzeal, Bradley, "The University of Wisconsin and the Development of Librarianship in the Philippines" (2023). University Libraries Publications and Scholarship. 47.