First Woman Freemason

The Freemasons was a boy’s club since its inception, until a woman named Maria Deraismes, a feminist and suffragist, joined a French Freemason lodge in 1882. Continue reading

First Libraries in Asia Founded in China

During the Qin (Ch’in) dynasty, circa 221-206 BCE, on Imperial Order, “a copy of every book is to be reserved for the emperor’s library, and other copies to be destroyed”. Continue reading

First International Congress of Archivists Meeting

The International Council on Archives, (which was founded in 1948), hosted the International Congress of Archivists held in Paris, France, in 1950. Continue reading