A Library in Paradise: the deBrum Library on Likiep (Micronesia)

Dirk Spennemann, Jon O'Neill

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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the island world of Micronesia was devoid of libraries, with the exception of a private library established by the Portuguese-Marshallese Joachim deBrum on the semi-remote atoll of Likiep in the Marshall Islands. The article traces the origin and development of the library and comments on its composition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-146
Number of pages12
JournalScript and Print: bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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