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Goldstein, Fanny (1888-1961), librarian and bibliographer  

Joy Kingsolver

Goldstein, Fanny ( 1888–26 December 1961 ), librarian and bibliographer , was born in Kamanetsk-Padolsk, Russia, the daughter of Philip Goldstein and Bella Spillberg. Soon after she was born, her family emigrated to the United States, settling in the North End in Boston, Massachusetts, by 1900. Because her father died at an early age, leaving her mother with five children, Goldstein’s education was limited. There are no records of her attendance at school after the ninth grade. Later, as a young librarian, she took a few courses as a special student at Simmons College