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The New Woman as Librarian: The Career of Adelaide Hasse
by Clare Beck
At the time of her death, it seemed that Adelaide Hasse would simply pass from memory and be forgotten. However, by the turn of the century, American Libraries would sanctify her as one of its hundred library leaders of the twentieth century, one of only thirty women given this honor. Thus, the unsinkable Adelaide Hasse has risen to the status of a giant of the profession ...more
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