As the Southerners would say, I don't have a dog in this fight; but I 
think it's a very neat endeavor. By the way, my daughter is librarian at 
a private elementary school in Brooklyn, so I am interested. Good luck!

WDC

On 4/26/2011 7:36 AM, Bob Sink wrote:
> Colleagues:
> I am researching the lives of the 150+ librarians who headed a 
> neighborhood branch of the New York Public Library during the first 50 
> years of its branch system, 1901-1950. I have started a blog called 
> NYPL-Librarians at http://nypl-librarians.blogspot.com/to report on my 
> research.
>
> The blog will include information on my demographic study of the 
> librarians; the autonomy the branch librarians (all but 6 were women) 
> achieved within a male-run institution and then lost beginning in the 
> 1930s; the process of racially integrating the staff starting in 1920; 
> and the librarians' publication patterns.
>
> Iím also writing short profiles of the librarians and post them on 
> their birthdays.  The hope is that a descendant doing family history 
> research might contact me after coming across the entry, and I may be 
> able to get access to additional personal data, or reminiscences or 
> even letters.
>
> Iíll also use the blog as an outlet for interesting vignettes, such as 
> the post 
> <http://nypl-librarians.blogspot.com/search/label/Berle%20Milton> 
> about a librarianís assessment of the impact of the Milton Berle TV 
> show on the High Bridge neighborhood in the Bronx in 1950.
>
> I welcome any comments or suggestions you might have.
>
> Bob Sink
>

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