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Reclaiming the American Library past: Writing the Women in

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"This solid anthology makes a fine start at the effort in its title, Reclaiming the American Library Past: Writing the Women In. Like most good beginnings, it succeeds first by clarifying the status of the field and then by raising questions for subsequent scholars to ponder and pursue." -History of Education Quarterly The essays in this book contribute along several dimensions to the new scholarship on a profession and public service of vital importance for well over a century to American literacy, culture and invention. Their authors add to the individual and collective biographies of women who have founded and administered diverse institutions and taught succeeding generations of librarians. The worksites of influential women such as Anne Carroll Moore, Josephine Rathbone, and Grace Hebard, like the nameless paid and volunteer staff who have served as unrecognized catalogers and children's librarians, have varied. They range from the pioneering libraries and library schools of the settled East- including Brooklyn and the Harlem, Times Square, and Morningside Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan- the historically Black Howard University to the numberless small towns of the West. They include the raw "A&M" colleges of Arkansas, Utah, New Mexico, and similarly neglected centers of local and regional enlightenment.

Table of Contents

1. From the Politics of Library History to the History of Library Politics / Suzanne Hildenbrand — 2. African-American Historical Continuity: Jean Blackwell Hutson and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Glendora Johnson-Cooper — 3. College, Community and Librarianship: Women Librarians at the Western Landgrant Colleges / Georgia Higley — 4. Adelaide Hasse: The New Woman as Librarian / Clare Beck — 5. Julia Brown Asplund and New Mexico Library Service / Linda K. Lewis — 6. Librarian, Literary Detective and Scholar: Fannie Elizabeth Ratchford / Clara Sitter — 7. Dorothy Porter Wesley: Bibliographer, Curator, and Scholar / Helen H. Britton — 8. Anne Carroll Moore: "I Have Spun Out a Long Thread" / Anne Lundin — 9. "You Don't Have to Pay Librarians" / Joanne E. Passet — 10. "Since So Many of Today's Librarians Are Women...;" Women and Intellectual Freedom in U.S. Librarianship, 1890-1990 / Christine Jenkins — 11. Pratt Institute Library School: The Perils of Professionalism / Barbara Brand — 12. Women's Unpaid Work in Libraries: Change and Continuity / Cheryl Knott Malone.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122440202
Subtitle:
Writing the Women in
Publisher:
Ablex Pub.
Edited by:
Suzanne Hildenbrand
Author:
Suzanne Hildenbrand
Author:
Hildenbrand, Suzanne
Subject:
Women in library science -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women in library science.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Library & Information Science - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
324

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Reference » Bibliography and Library Science

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