Letter from Gordon Meadows-Hills to Mary Scotti, December 25, 1971, page 1

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          311 Coryell Court East

Seattle, Wn. 98102

December 25, 1971
Mary Scotti,
Coordinator, The Women's Center:

Thanks for your helpful reply to
my announcement of a thesis entitled,
" an international bibliographic survey
of library collections pertaining~to
women, etc." I received a note from
Iola Haverstick, and expressed concern
that LC Subject Headings will be used
without change in the subject classifying
youiudoing. As I expressed to her, surely
such a prestigious institution as Barnard,
above all for women, should be in the
vanguard of educational institutions and
libraries working for an overhaul of the
sexist, chauvinist and ethnocentric heads
now characterizing those concerned with
people and their beliefs, their cultures.
I refer you to the book, Prejudices—
and Anti athies, by Sanford Berman,
an excellent "tract? as he calls it, on
LG subject heads to do with people in
their various ethnic contexts. Also the
article from the introduction which
appears in Dec. 15th _I£_I. €—
Someone must take initiatives in
matters like these; who will do it...?
Incidentally, we dropped the thesis
route: too big a project, and faculty here
was indifferent. Feminists and concerned
librarians out in the real community will
join with me in a communal, democratically
organized'effort. We will tell you of our

(Gordon Meadows-Hillsf