This month, 793.73 offers us up a “crossward” themed around some of the hosts and journalists from throughout the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s history. The answer to each hint fits into one of the rows of the acrostic below, but it’s up to you to sort out where.
B. Mabel Dunham (1881-1957) was the president of the Ontario Library Association in 1920. In her presidential address, she spoke bluntly about the opportunities that library work offered to women in the 1920s and the risks of the profession, calling library work “a profession by courtesy only.”
In this interview with local reporter Ernest Fletcher, Miss Dunham shares some of the highlights of this address.
B. Mabel Dunham, “Library Work as a Profession for Canadian Women,” 2, (OLA Presidential Address), Ontario Library Association fonds, MV 2246, F1195, Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.
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B. Mabel Dunham. Canada’s Early Women Writers. SFU Library Digital Collections. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. 1980-2014.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.