“Today, 83 percent of librarians are women, but in the 1880s men had the edge, making up 52 percent of the 636 librarians enumerated. In 1930, male librarians were truly rare, making up just 8 percent of the librarian population.”
(An analysis using 120 years of census data via Librarians in the U.S. from 1880-2009 | OUPblog)
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