If the democratic way of life is to be preserved in this country, an intelligent and informed electorate is an absolute necessity. Pupils must read widely and discriminatingly. They must learn to collect and weigh evidence, to detect propaganda, to evaluate sources of information, and to carry on, at least in elementary fashion, research on topics about which they desire information. None of these can be done effectively without adequate library facilities. These facilities cannot be adequate without proper financial support which should be regular in character and sufficient in amount. The purpose of this problem is, then, to prepare a model library budget for secondary schools of Missouri, with emphasis on those schools having enrollments of 300 to 500 students.
Scott, Jack E., "Model Budgetary Procedure for Certain High School Libraries" (1955). Research Problems, 1947-1991. 34.