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Historic Librarians and Benefactors

Ever wonder what past library world celebrities looked like (come on, you know you have)? Now's there's our brand new Historic Librarians and Benefactors Collections to satisfy your curiosity.

This collection of slides contains portraits of prominent American and international figures who made major contributions to the library world in areas such as cataloging, collection development, children’s librarianship, public access, library statistics, library studies, publishing, and philanthropy.

Some of the librarians represented include Margaret Mann, Charles A. Cutter, and Melvil Dewey. Other figures include the publisher Halsey William Wilson, founder of the H. W. Wilson Company, as well as industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The portraits range in date from late 19th century to mid 20th century.

Be sure to check out these and other new collections at our collection listings!


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