Electra Doren – An Important Librarian from Dayton’s Past

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April 30, 2018 by meballinger

Electra C. Doren is one of the most important librarians in the history of the Dayton Metro Library.  She was  the Librarian at the Dayton Public Library and Museum (now the Dayton Metro Library) from 1896-1905. For the first time, she started a librarian training school, a school library department, and the cataloging of materials using the Dewey Decimal System.  In 1905,  she became the first director of the Western Reserve University Library School in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1913, she returned as Librarian after the destruction of the Flood of 1913 to manage the rebuilding of the Library.  Electra was a co-founder the Ohio Library Association, and she also served as President for one year.  She also served as Vice President of the American Library Association.   She was also instrumental in working for women’s suffrage (from Dayton Metro Library, Preface to the Electra Doren Collection)



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