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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeannette Howard Foster  

Pen Name: Jeannette H. Foster, Jeannette Foster

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1895 in Oak Park, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Foster was an Oak Park native and received her doctorate in Library Science from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeannette Foster was a librarian, professor, poet, and researcher in the field of lesbian literature. Her book ''Sex Variant Women in Literature'' is one of the first books published in the area that is now known as GLBT studies.In 1998 Foster was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.

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-- '''''Sex Variant Women in Literature''''' *Stonewall Award, 1974