The collection, under the imposing name Historic Librarians and Benefactors, can be found here: http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/SLISTeaching/HistLibrBen
In the collection, the shining lights of librarianship spring to life. Have you ever wondered what Melvil Dewey looked like pre- and post-beard?
The visage of the man who created the
Dewey Decimal System, was an original
member of ALA, and co-founded
Library Journal. No big deal, right?
University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies faculty and staff gathered this collection of teaching slides. It covers individuals from the late 19th and early 20th century, as well as some group shots of the American Library Association from 1887 and 1889. Which, like the one below, prove that librarians - then and now - are awesome.
|American Library Association Excursion Party - Lookout Mt., May 1889|