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Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster

June 9, 2008

The Archives just received a copy ofSex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster, by Joanne Passet (cover image below). Foster taught library science at the Drexel Institute from 1937-1948 and is best known for her 1956 book, Sex variant women in literature; a historical and quantitative survey. This biography is, according to author Passet, 'a study of lesbian struggle, empowerment and triumph amid the persistent hostilities of twentieth-century America.' You can read it at the University Archives, on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

The book cover for the book Sex Variant Woman, which has a headshot of Jeanette Howard Foster at the top. The bottom has a photo of four women sitting next to each other.

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