Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jean Ballantyne 1946

June 1946.  Left to right: Effie Lee Morris, Miss Harriet Long, Lillian Plotkin, Jean Ryan, Georgie Smith, Ruth Gordon, Agnes Higgs, Estelle Shorter (behind Jean), Jean Ballantyne, Margie Millholland.  I assume this was taken at Western Reserve upon their receiving graduate degrees in Library Science.  Must have been a cool but sunny June day as they are almost all wearing stylish coats, Effie Lee looking the most dramatic.  Jean B. has a  great smile -- she was probably thinking of her future husband and children as well as her career!

Case Western Reserve offered an American Library Association accredited graduate program from 1925 through 1987 when it was discontinued.  Catherine received an MLS from Western Michigan in 1973, they offered the degree from 1947-1984.   At one time there were over 200 schools accredited, now only 57 offer the program and the degree is now more commonly called MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science).
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