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Esther Hautzig, 1930 - 2009

I started working at the Central Children's Room at the Donnell Branch of NYPL around four years ago. While working there I often spoke with author Esther Hautzig, an author and volunteer who dedicated much of her time and energy to the place. Esther was lovely, and I understood her to be an author. What I did not understand was her history, and how it informed her work over the years.

Madeleine Stern, 1912 - 2007

Madeleine Stern was a renowned antiquarian book dealer, but her most important discovery was not a book at all. It was a series of lurid stories, all published in gaudy popular journals, all written under a pseudonym, all by New England's fresh and hearty Louisa May Alcott.

Sally Cherniavsky Fox, 1929 - 2006

I last saw Sally three weeks ago today. It was a crisp, clear day, like today. I had traveled up from Connecticut with a heavy heart because I knew she was in the last stages of a terminal illness. But I found Sally looking so good, feeling so good; she was spirited and still completely engaged with the world. In fact, we even went on line together and for an hour or so researched images connected to a recent controversy. But mainly we talked. She took me on a tour of the art she and Maury had collected over the years.

Henrietta Szold

Henrietta Szold enlisted generations of American Jewish women in the practical work of supporting Jewish settlement in Palestine and Israel. As an essayist, translator, and editor, she became one of the few women to play a foundational role in creating a meaningful American Jewish culture.

Death of Ilona Karmel, literary chronicler of the Holocaust

November 30, 2000

Death of teacher and author Ilona Karmel, who drew upon her experiences as a young girl in Nazi labor camps and offered one of the first literary portrayals of the Holocaust.

German-language "Die Deborah" first published

August 24, 1855

The first issue of "Die Deborah," a German-language newspaper focused on serving women's interests, was published.

"Tell Me a Riddle" reissued in paperback

August 15, 1971

A new paperback version of Tillie Olsen's classic short story collection "Tell Me a Riddle" was issued.

Birth of publisher Blanche Wolf Knopf

July 30, 1894

Blanche Wolf Knopf, longtime leader of the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, was born.

Birth of multi-talented Ruth Hagy Brod

May 31, 1911

Birth in New York City of Ruth Hagy Brod, who would have a varied career in journalism, publishing, and public service.

"Settlement Cookbook" author Lizzie Black Kander is born

May 28, 1858

Birth of Lizzie Black Kander, a leading Jewish social reformer in Milwaukee and author of the still-in print "Settlement Cookbook."


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Publishing." (Viewed on September 24, 2018) <>.


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