Before women were allowed to vote in US elections, the American Library Association found its leadership in Theresa West Elmendorf. In 1911, over thirty years after the founding of the ALA, Elmendorf was elected the first female president of the association.
Recent Blog Posts
- Library War Service slides collection now online and browsable
- Audiovisual Collections at the ALA Archives
- “Give the Next Man a Chance!” The Circulating Books of World War I
- Announcing Digitized Chinese-American Librarian Association Newsletters!
- Library Buildings: Altgeld Hall, University of Illinois