American Women's History: A Research Guide
Librarianship
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Featured Digital Source



"American Library Association, New Monterey Hotel, Asbury Park, N.J., June 25, 1919."
Panoramic Photographs (Library of Congress)
[http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pnhtml/pnhome.html]

Use the above link to view the full-size digital image (534K).



Bibliographies

Davis, Donald G., Jr., and John Mark Tucker. American Library History: A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature. Santa Monica, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1989. 471p.

Goetsch, Lori A., and Sarah B. Watstein, eds. On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1987-1992. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1993. 244p.

Heim, Kathleen M., and Katharine Phenix. On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1977-1981. Chicago: American Library Association, 1984. 188p.

Library Literature. New York: Wilson, 1934- .

Middleton, Ken, comp. Librarianship [online]. In Women in Tennessee History: A Bibliography. Last update June 1997 [cited 25 February 1998]. Available from: http://www.mtsu.edu/~library/wtn/wtn-libr.html.

Tucker, John Mark. "Clio's Workshop: Resources for Historical Studies in American Librarianship." Libraries & Culture 35 (Winter 2000): 192-214.

Weibel, Kathleen, and Kathleen M. Heim, with assistance from Dianne J. Ellsworth. The Role of Women in Librarianship, 1876-1976: The Entry, Advancement, and Struggle for Equalization in One Profession. Phoenix: Oryx, 1979. 510p.
This work includes an extensive, chronologically arranged bibliography.


Biographical Sources

Bobinski, George S., Jesse Hauk Shera, and Bohdan S. Wynar, eds. Dictionary of American Library Biography. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1978. 596p.

Wiegand, Wayne A., ed. Supplement to the Dictionary of American Library Biography. Englewood, Colo: Libraries Unlimited, 1990. 184p.


Historical Overviews

Weibel, Kathleen, and Kathleen M. Heim, eds. The Role of Women in Librarianship, 1876-1976: The Entry, Advancement, and Struggle for Equalization in One Profession. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1979. 510p.


Journals in the Field

Libraries and Culture [http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/journals/jlc.html]


Networking Tools: Associations & Discussion Groups

COSWL: Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship [http://www.ala.org/coswl/]

H-LIS: History of Library and Information Science [http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~lis/]

Library History Round Table [http://www.spertus.edu/library-history]


Primary Sources: Archival Collections

See the Archival Collections section for additional information sources.

American Library Association Archives [http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ahx/ala/]

Dale, Doris Cruger. A Directory of Oral History Tapes of Librarians in the United States and Canada. Chicago: American Library Association, 1986. 103p.


Primary Sources: Digital Collections

100 Years of SLIS: Images Celebrating Our Past [online]. [Madison]: Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, 2005. Available from: http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~history/index.html.

ALA Archives Digital Collections [online]. Urbana: University of Illinois Library, n.d. [cited 29 July 2003]. Available from: http://web.library.uiuc.edu/ahx/ead/ala/digital/ala-digital.html.
Group pictures of librarians attending American Library Association conferences (1894-1932), as well as photographs of library buildings.

Dorothy Ladd, Interview, August 12, 1999 [online]. Norfolk, Va.: Special Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries, n.d. [cited 5 September 2001]. Available from: http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/oralhistory/womenhistory/dladdtranscript.html.

The Medical Library Association Oral History Project: Voices of the Past [online]. [Chicago]: Medical Library Association, 1999- [cited 9 November 2002]. Available from: http://www.mlanet.org/about/history/oral_history.html.

Oral Histories [online]. In University of California History Digital Archives. Berkeley, Calif.: Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Bancroft Library, University of California, 1999- [cited 28 July 2002]. Available from: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/uchistory/archives_exhibits/histories_interviews/oral_histories/index.html.
Includes interviews with librarians Fay M. Blake, Grete W. (Frugi) Cubie, and Flora Elizabeth Reynolds.


American Women's History: A Research Guide
Ken Middleton kmiddlet@frank.mtsu.edu
Middle Tennessee State University Library