The Max I.
Silber Library at the L. L. Lee Scouting Museum has material
for the casual browser as well as for the serious researcher.
Essentially complete volumes of Boy's Life and Scouting magazines
as well as Annual Reports, equipment catalogs, and other periodicals
are available on request as are all editions and most printings
of various Handbooks and pamphlets including the Service Library
and Merit Badge series. Lone Scout magazine and older volumes
of The Scout (U.K.) are on hand for research. Many reading copies
of magazines, handbooks, and pamphlets are ready for use
Approximately seven hundred titles of Scout fiction appeared
between 1910 and 1940. Most are in the collection as is the complete
series of the B.S.A.'s answer to the dime novel: Every Boy's
Books by the founders, Baden-Powell, Seton, and Beard, are part
of the holdings as are non-Scout books and pamphlets on topics
of interest to Scouts. Indian lore, pioneering, campcraft, nature
study, and handicraft are a few examples of these. Foreign Scouting
literature in English and in other languages is also on hand.
The Max I. Silber Library is accessible to the Handicapped and
Braille Scout and Cub manuals are available.