History of Alphabets and Libraries

Events

Cuneiform-Sumerians

3,500 BC

Phoenician Alphabet

3200 BC

Hieroglyphs

3000 BC

Aramic Alphabet

1800 BCE

Greek Alphabet

800 BCE

Latin Alphabet

700 BC

English Alphabet

300 BCE

Harvard-First Academic Library

1638

First Parish Library-Thomas Bray

1699

Library of Congress

1800

New York est. First School Library-Horace Mann

1835

Boston-First Public Library

1848

Dewey Decimal System-Melvil Dewey

1876

American Library Association Established-Philadelphia

1876

Carnegie gives 310 million dollars to build public libraries

1906

University of Chicago-First Graduate Library-Carnegie

1932

Ohio College Library Center est.-AKA Online Computer LIbrary Center

1967

Periodicals go online

1991

Library Services give mobile device access

2009

History of Libraries and Alphabet