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Blake Beem papers

 Collection
Identifier: KORN105
The collection includes correspondence, photographs, news clippings, certificates, printed ephemera, and an inscribed silver bowl.

Dates

  • 1908-1976

Creator

Extent

.25 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

Blake Beem taught domestic science in the Little Rock Public Schools 1916 through 1919. The next year she attended the University of Colorado, and in 1921 was named librarian at the Medical College of the University of Arkansas. Her successful career included serving as president of the American Library Association in 1927 and moving on to the Boston Medical Library in 1928. After four years there, her position was eliminated during the Great Depression and from 1932-1935 she worked in federal relief program for women in Little Rock. She was recruited by the University of Louisville School of Medicine library as the first experienced medical librarian at the University, and served here from 1935-1961. During her tenure, the library grew from a one-person office to a staff of eight.

Creator

Title
Blake Beem papers
Status
Completed
Author
Katherine B. Johnson
Date
2015
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

Contact:
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Louisville KY 40292 United States
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