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The Enemy is Us

LeRoy Barnett (Reference Archivist at the Michigan History Bureau, in Lansing)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 March 1991


On February 21st of this year the Detroit Free Press carried an article about an act that “appalled” some people in southeastern Michigan. The story claimed that citizens and politicians were “ready to throw the book at Macomb County library officials for pitching 20,000 volumes” from their collections in Mount Clemens. As a result of this action, some public officials suggested that “the county cut in half the library's $500,000 for new books.”


Barnett, L. (1991), "The Enemy is Us", Collection Building, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 25-27.




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