Secretary Daris A. Davis prepares circulating libraries for shipment to prisoners assigned to Arbeitskommandoes. Prisoners working in labor detachments could not visit the prison camp library and longed for access to books. Each traveling library carried a set of approximately thirty books. When the members of the labor detachment read all of the books, they could exchange the library for a new set of books.
Germany, Education, YMCA, WPA, Darius Alton Davis, Reading, Traveling Libraries, Labor Detachments, World War 1914-1918