Title: Typed Note Signed.
Binding: Soft cover
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
In the buttoned-down world of library science and cataloguing, this librarian and educator was a rock star whose revolutionary methods and textbooks ruled that world for half a century; her "Rain Man"-like ability to categorize and classify massive quantities of material transformed and modernized the antiquated field of library science, and she retired from the University of Michigan lauded as an innovator -- in 1999 "American Libraries" hailed her as one of the "100 Most Important Leaders We Had in the 20th Century." TNS, 1p, 8½" X 7¼", Ann Arbor, MI, 1931 December 22. Addressed to Mary B. Day of the Chicago Public Library. Near fine. Light original folds. Gracious note on "University of Michigan / Department of Library Science" letterhead sending "my check for three dollars which I take pleasure in sending you as a contribution to the fund you are collecting for Miss Ahern. I sincerely hope that you will be successful in this undertaking and it is a pleasure for me to have a part in doing this splendid thing for Miss Ahern." Bold signed in full. "Miss Ahern" was Mary Eileen Ahern (1860-1938), another of "American Libraries" "100 Most Important Leaders We Had in the 20th Century," an inventive leader in the modern library movement as influential as Mann; in 1931 she gave up her 36-year-long editorship of "Libraries" magazine due to failing eyesight, and Day undertook some fundraising to aid the aging librarian. A fine letter from one pioneering librarian to another librarian regarding another pioneering librarian. Bookseller Inventory # 40390
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