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The conscience of America woke to the problems of their 'disadvantaged' in the nineteen-sixties. Our public institutions slowly pulled themselves away from the apathy they found themselves mired in; and began at last to try to serve the people they had so long ignored. The public libraries of our cities looked around them and found, much to their surprise, that the middle-class whites they had so long catered to were no longer there. They had been replaced by a group of peoples that now were lumped under the heading 'disadvantaged.' Cornelius L. Golightly, speaking at a conference on the 'disadvantaged', defines the term in this way:

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Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Mary Lou Mc Grew


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