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Melvil Dewey Facts
Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. September 25, Retrieved September 25, from Encyclopedia. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. The Dewey Decimal System, created by Melvil Dewey , is a reference system that classifies all subjects by number. The numbers in a particular grouping all refer to a designated general topic.
It has also caused a handful of controversies. Melvil Dewey was an extremely problematic figure , even in his time. Four women who were part of the trip ended up publicly accusing Dewey of sexual harassment —a rarity for the time. Within a year, Dewey was forced to step down from his involvement with the organization he helped to create. In , Dewey founded the School of Library Economy at Columbia College, where 90 percent of his students were female. It was long rumored that in addition to basic information like name, age, and educational background, Dewey required that prospective female students also submit their bust sizes.