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I was working through my spam filter and found a response from Truman's Presidential Library. They sent a list of books that he kept in his working office with location info in the office. Would this be of interest. I am still trying to get a source for the books in his home.
I missed the fact that the home library has already been started. Can waitingtoderail and I have a copy of the password? Thanks, Keith
Just fyi, this is next on my list after Eisenhower. Looks like some cleanup may need to happen on what's in there now, too, so I'll take a look and see how to get it moving again. kcgordon, if you want to send me the list you got I'll get that uploaded as well.
Oh, goodness, I totally forgot that I had done the wiki for this weeks ago. It's at:
I cleaned up and finished the section of books from Truman's home study, and made that into a separate collection, so now we can start on the Working Office collection (as you'll see on the wiki, these new books should all be added to that collection, as well as to the Your library collection).
I've done something a bit different here, adding the tags right with each section, so they can just be copy/pasted in as you go, hopefully saving lots of time! Let me know if this works for you/is annoying/etc. Just an experiment.
Some of these shelves/sections have more books than others, so feel free to look through the PDF (http://www.librarything.com/staticfiles/TrumanWorkingOfficeBooks.pdf) and find one that looks good. Let's use this thread for comments/questions/etc.
Have at it!
I would like to help with the Truman library but I need a "Working on Legacy Libraries for Dummies" book. :- (
For a single volume from a multi-volume set, should I use a library record for the entire set and note which volume is in Truman's library, or should I manually create a record for just that volume?
> 8. I'd enter a record for the specific volume. If you enter the entire set, on the author's page it will give the impression that Truman owned the complete set and only the person who takes the trouble to drill more deeply into the book details for Truman's entry and scrutinize the notes field will realize he had just a single title.
>8 cbl_tn: - Can you be specific about what you mean? Which entry from the list, &c. That will help sort out what the best route to take is for that particular case.
>10 jbd1: It's the Forrest Pogue biography of George C. Marshall on p. 1. It's a 4 volume set, and all the library records I could find have it cataloged as a set. I went ahead and created a manual record for the single volume, but if we need to use a library record the one I created can be deleted.
>11 cbl_tn: - Ah, yeah, for something like that a manual entry makes sense. If it were something like volume two only of a four-volume set of Don Quixote, for example, it would be slightly different ... in that case I'd probably add the work and then just say something like "Volume II only" or something in Comments. But yes, for this particular case, this works perfectly.
This is my first time doing this and I hate to say I am already stuck. I have taken Sec. 3, Shelf 4 and the first one is several volumes of the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY. When I try to search on add books it only comes up with the library of congress and there are many books with this title or like titles and a wide range of dates. While one looks correct, it was written in 1996, which I know wouldn't be correct. So, what do I do? I have no dates or anything to clue me in to what books to add and if working manually I do not have much information at all to input.
Sorry about the post above, I forgot I was still signed in as Mr. Truman.
>15 WillowOne: Volumes 1-6 are listed on p. 8, in section 2, shelf 4. I'd suggest adding the tags for this section to the record already in his library and add a comment identifying the volumes in each section.
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