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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
The first woman to head a metropolitan library system in the United States, Eastman helped develop adult education programs, the open shelf system, school and children's libraries, and a book distribution program for shut-ins. She continued a tradition of innovation and excellence which made the Cleveland Public Library one of the best libraries in the United States.
Eastman was an instructor (1904-1918) and a professor (1918-1937) at Western Reserve University's School of Library Science and the author of many articles on the management and purposes of libraries. She was a member of numerous library associations, and served on the council and executive board, and as president (1928-1929) of the American Library Association. She was also active in social reform and women's organizations, including the League of Women Voters and the Women's City Club of Cleveland, of which she was a charter member and first vice-president (1920).
Eastman received many awards in recognition of her outstanding contributions as the Cleveland Public Library librarian, among them honorary degrees from Oberlin College (M.A., 1924), Western Reserve University (LL.D., 1928), and Mount Holyoke College (Litt.D., 1933).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Linda Anne Eastman were given to the Schlesinger Library in April 1959 byLinda Anne Eastman.
By: Katherine Kraft
- Eastman, Linda Anne, 1867-1963. Papers of Linda Anne Eastman, 1925-1958: A Finding Aid
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