|Statement||by Robert W. Frase, with testimony by Eileen D. Cooke, and other source documents.|
|Contributions||Cooke, Eileen D., American Library Association.|
|LC Classifications||Z678 .F75|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 75 p.|
|Number of Pages||75|
|LC Control Number||73017396|
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