Women in Southern Library Education, 1905-1945.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James V. Carmichael, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Southern library education was an almost exclusively female enterprise until about 1930, when the first male students were accepted into the region's only ALA-accredited library school. In the formative (ca. 1905-30) and developmental (ca. 1930-45) years of southern library education. regional attitudes toward gender, race, and class, and the South's impoverished economic climate. shaped the way in which library education was adapted to meet regional needs. The "old girl network" of library school alumnae. community leaders. and even untrained librarians represented a formidable coalition for library advocacy that even the region's much publicized illiteracy. bigotry, and general backwardness could not deter.

Additional Information

The Library Quarterly 62 (April 1992): 169-216.
Language: English
Date: 1992
Southern Librarianship, Higher Education, Women

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