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"The Lost Women of the Library"

A Palouse People talk about Neill Public Library, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. The library was founded by women who were members of the Association of University Women. Although they were purportedly “lost to history” in an era when women were identified publicly only by their husbands’ names - W.C. Kruegel, John Fredrick Bohler, H.V. Carpenter, Homer Dana, and C.N. Curtis — they had considerable accomplishments of their own, as community activists, high school teachers, and professors. The women established the library initially for children — likely because they had their own children, nieces, and nephews in mind. Archival research uncovered hundreds of photographs and sketches of the women.

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