FYI, a new article just came out in The Library Quarterly (v.79, no.3 July 2009) by Kate McDowell entitled “Surveying the Field: The Research Model of Women in Librarianship, 1882-1898.” It concerns the historic development by women of a qualitative and systematic research model developed for the study of youth services in libraries. For those with online access to U. of Chicago Press journals, the link is available here.