Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

For students learning a foreign language, one of the most popular spots on the campus was the library’s new listening room. Glass enclosed and soundproof, the listening room was an instant hit—508 students listened to records during the first twenty-two hours of operation. Language records, many of them made by Fullerton JC instructors, were popular, along with shorthand, music, and literature recordings. Here librarian Nancy Carmichael demonstrates to German and Spanish Club members how to use new record players. During World War II, Carmichael served as an Army librarian in France, Czechoslovakia, and Germany, in charge of the first official working bookmobile in the European theater.
Tags: audiovisuals, learning, laboratories, foreign, languages, library