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HERRADA, Julie and Tom HYRY. "Agnes Inglis: Anarchist Librarian"
Article published on 11 October 2007
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" ... When the turmoil following the Red Scare died down, Inglis began her career in the Labadie Collection. As curator, Agnes developed idiosyncratic organizational techniques that nonetheless provided a useful structure to the collection. She began by dividing assorted materials into broad subject categories that resulted in a vertical file system still in use today. She had many journals bound, including Mother Earth, Regeneration , and Appeal to Reason , and compiled clippings and other ephemera into scrapbooks dealing with subjects on which there existed abundant documentation, such as Emma Goldman, Haymarket, the I.W.W., the Tom Mooney case, and Sacco and Vanzetti. In addition, she constructed a detailed card catalog (also still in use) that held item level cataloging on most materials in the collection as well as information lists of individuals and groups that functioned as a low level name authority file...."

arrow On web : Read the whole article in : Progressive Librarian, Issue # 16, Fall 1999.

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