1905 - Belle da Costa Greene: Personal librarian to J. P. Morgan

Belle da Costa Greene was hired as the personal librarian to J. P. Morgan, and became the first Director of the Morgan Library. Greene’s library career began at Princeton University Library in 1902, where she was introduced to financier J.P. Morgan. She worked for the Morgan Library until 1948. During her years as a librarian Greene passed as white. At his death, Morgan left Green $50,000.