What Middletown Read

The What Middletown Read Project (I’d love to see them add a spatial dimension):

“What Middletown Read” is a database and search engine built upon the circulation records of the Muncie (Indiana) Public Library from November 6, 1891 through December 3, 1902. It documents every book that every library patron borrowed during that period, with the exception of one gap from May 28, 1892 to November 5, 1894. For more details, follow the links below.

4 responses to “What Middletown Read”

  1. We’re working on the spatial dimension–using GIS. JIm C.


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      Brian Sarnacki

      I’m excited to hear that news! I really love the idea behind this project. It is just such a creative window into the past.


  2. […] Middletown Read: A project I found a few month’s back, I really enjoy this project from a theoretical and practical stand point. From a design […]


  3. […] activity in Muncie, Indiana to explore the city’s inhabitants. Though What Middletown Read is developing a spatial aspect, the project reminds scholars urban history in the digital realm need not be only […]


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