Attendees, including Melvil Dewey (front center, holding hat), American Library Association Twenty-First Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 8-13, 1899. Some historians argue that Dewey founded the world’s first library school at New York’s Columbia College precisely because he liked to be surrounded by women; this pioneering librarian was forced to resign from the American Library Association in 1906, the organization he helped to found, due to a series of sexual harassment charges.
Credit: Photographed by Moore and Stephenson, Atlanta. Gift of Mrs. William C. Lane, Cambridge, to Harvard College Library, 1931. Portrait Collection, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.

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Ted Williams letter

Letter from Ted Williams sent in 1958 to his younger brother, Danny, who was dying of cancer. While Williams could be harsh with his own three children–he once described himself as “horseshit as a father,” he was supportive of his brother and his two nephews, Sam and Ted. Courtesy Ted Williams, his nephew, who now works as a graphics designer in the Bay Area.