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The New Woman as Librarian: The Career of Adelaide Hasse
by Clare Beck
Adelaide Hasse was one of the most prominent of the first generation American woman librarians. She is best known for her work with government publications, and her impassioned outspokenness on major issues in the librarianship of her day.
Paperback, 348 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Scarecrow Press
(first published August 28th 2006)
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Although not outwardly aligned with the burgeoning feminist movement, Adelaide Hasse was both a leader and a martyr for her time. Despite doing excellent work in bibliography, documents classification and research, and library promotion, Hasse was seen as a megalomanic seeking outside approval for her work to the detriment of working well with other staff members. Because of her German origin and recently visiting the country before the onset of W.W.I., Hasse faced investigations into her person...more