Classification of Christian Science Literature

The Library Journal

At the meeting of the Catalogue Section of the American Library Association on July 5, a communication was presented from Frank W. Gale, of the Christian Science Publication Committee for the State of California, pointing out the lack of uniformity in the classification of this literature. The subject was briefly discussed, and in order to bring out more full consideration it was decided that it should be given greater publicity. With this purpose, and with the desire of eliciting further comments, Mr. Gale's letter is here published in full as follows:—

Mr. C. B. Roden, Chairman A. L. A. Catalogue Section.

Dear Sir:—Being interested in the proper presentation of the subject of Christian Science to the public. I have made inquiry as to the classification of books on this subject in the public libraries in this State, and find a great lack of uniformity regarding the classes in which these books are placed. With a view to having to having some action taken which will remedy this condition, I beg to call your attention to some phases of the subject.

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Among the Churches
January 20, 1906

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