A wheat field, with straw rolls, under a blue sky

Welcome to our new occasional column! If you’re like me, you have collected bits and pieces of library history that are not enough for a full-blown article, or don’t lend themselves to “scholarly interpretation,” but are still interesting and unusual and something you want to share with the library history community. These might be biographical sketches of librarians or staff from the past, or reports on unique events in your library’s history, or inspiring stories of how the library made a difference in someone’s life. This column is for you!

Suzanne M. Stauffer, PhD, Column Editor
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
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Gleanings 1: Zoe Ethel Faddis Meade Savage

The inaugural contribution is information I stumbled across while writing my dissertation. Over time, I collected a bit more here and there, but never quite enough to move it from a “congratulatory biographical sketch” to a “critical/analytical biographical study”. I welcome additional information if anyone has any.