This article examines the backgrounds, education, and careers of the first group of students in San José State University’s School of Library and Information Science. It finds that the 1928-1929 cohort were typical of the students attending teacher’s colleges in the early 1900s and represented the first generation of women pursuing higher education and professional careers following the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. The study also explores the challenges working women faced during the 1930s, particularly the Great Depression’s impact California librarians.
Hansen, D. L. (2014). First Class: Pioneering Students at San José State University’s School of Library and Information Science, 1928-1940. School of Information Student Research Journal, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.31979/2575-2499.040102 Retrieved from https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/vol4/iss1/2