Charles Ammi Cutter14 March 1837 - 6 September, 1903) is an important figure in the history of American library science.
Cutter was appointed assistant librarian of Harvard Divinity School while still a student there. After graduation, Cutter worked as a librarian at Harvard College, where he developed a new form of index catalog, using cards instead of published volumes, containing both an author index and a "classed catalog" or a rudimentary form of subject index.
In 1868 Cutter was appointed librarian of the Boston Athenaeum.
Cutter was one of the 100 or so founding members, in 1876, of the American Library Association.
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