New England Carnegies

A site that honors the libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund


The information provided on these pages was compiled from a number of sources, including the librarians who work in those buildings every day.

If you want to learn more about Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy and library endeavors, or about the libraries of New England, see these print sources.

Bobinski, George S.  Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on   American Public Library Development.  Chicago:  American Library Association, 1969.

Haller, Margaret E.  Libraries in New England.  Fiskdale, Mass.:  Bookcraft, 1991.

Horowitz, Helen Lefkowtz.  Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s.  2d ed. Amherst, Mass.:  University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.

Jones, Theodore.  Carnegie Libraries across America: a Public Legacy.  New York: John Wiley, 1997.

Martin, Robert Sidney.  Carnegie Denied:  Communities Rejecting Carnegie Library Construction Grants, 1898-1925.  Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1993.

Miller, Durand R., comp.  Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917: A List of Library Buildings, Public and Academic, Erected with Funds Provided by Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Corporation of New York.  New York:  Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1943.

Mohney, Kirk F.  Beautiful in all its Details:  The Architecture of Maine's Public Library Buildings, 1878-1942.  Portland, Me.:  Maine Preservation, 1997.

Reilly, Wayne E.  "A Century Ago Carnegie Helped Maine Libraries."  Bangor Daily News, March 1, 2004.

Van Slyck, Abigail.  Free to All:  Carnegie Libraries and American Culture, 1890-1920.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1996.