[Ads-l] bookmobile (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed Jul 1 14:57:16 UTC 2015


CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

The current OED appeals list has "bookmobile" (currently from 1924).  Current evidence suggests that the word may have been coined by Anne Mulheron, a librarian from Portland.

Here is an article about and photo of Mulheron, when she was appointed librarian:
http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025138/1920-12-18/ed-1/seq-10/

And here is an article about and photo of her "book wagon" from 1920 (but the term "bookmobile" does not appear):

http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83045782/1920-06-13/ed-1/seq-20/

and another from 1921

http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83045782/1921-08-14/ed-1/seq-12/



CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list