Passet, Joanne E. 1954–

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Passet, Joanne E. 1954–

PERSONAL: Born September 10, 1954, in Upper Sandusky, OH; daughter of Norman F. (a farmer) and Almeda (a civil servant and homemaker; maiden name, Harrison) Passet. Education: Bluffton College, B.A., 1975; Bowling Green State University, M.A., 1979; Indiana University, M.L.S., 1980, Ph.D. (library science), 1988; University of Wisconsin—Madison, Ph.D. (history), 1999. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES: Office—Indiana University East, 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Indiana University—Bloomington, librarian, 1982–88; University of California, Los Angeles, assistant professor of library and information science, 1988–90; Indiana University—Bloomington, assistant professor of library and information science, 1990–94; Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH, director of libraries, 1998–2000; Dominican University, River Forest, IL, associate professor of library and information science, 2000–01; Indiana University East, Richmond, assistant professor of history, 2001–.

MEMBER: Organization of American Historians, Communal Studies Association, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Rural Women's Studies Association, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Women's History Association, Indiana Association of Historians.

AWARDS, HONORS: Justin Winsor Prize, American Library Association, 1994; Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, Indiana University East, 2004.


(With Mary Niles Maack) Aspirations and Mentoring in an Academic Environment, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1994.

Cultural Crusaders: Women Librarians in the American West, 1900–1917, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 1994.

Sex Radicals and the Quest for Women's Equality, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A biography of radical reformer Juliet H. Severance, M.D.