Mary T. Howe Papers, 1938-89
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Brief Description: Papers of Mary Taylor Howe (1911-  ) '32 M.S. '34, branch librarian at the New York Public Library (1940-42, 1944-53), Chief of Extension Department at the Evansville, IN Public Library (1953-54), librarian at Decatur Public Library (1954-66) and Director of Rolling Prairie (Decatur), Lewis & Clark (Edwardsville, 1966-71) and Starved Rock (Ottawa) Library Systems (1964-77); including correspondence, publications, minutes, manuals, newsletters, reports, programs and clippings relating to public libraries, library administration, library systems, library automation, adult education, community groups and organizations (1944-66), automated bibliographic control (1950-53), library statistics (1957-69), adult education and salary survey (1958-63).  Mrs. Howe was a member and officer of local and national organizations including the American Library Association, Illinois Library Association (1959-85) AAUW (1953-88), Business and Professional Women's Club (1953-88), Homemakers Extension (1980-89), Hospice Organization (1978-85) and Zonta Clubs (1975-88).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
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Urbana, IL 61820
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Record Series Number: 26/20/57
Created by: Howe, Mary Taylor (1911-)
Volume: 16.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 2/13/1989; 2/17/1989
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Arrangement: by type of activity; alphabetically and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Adult Education
American Association of University Women
American Library Association
Columbia University
Community Groups
Decatur (IL) Public Library
Decatur, Illinois
Evansville (IN) Public Library
Evansville, Indiana
Home Economics Extension
Hospice Movement
Illinois Library Association
Illinois State Library
International Business Machines (IBM)
Lewis and Clark Library System
Librarianship, Education for
Library Administration
Library Automation
Library Budgets
Library Equipment
Library Networks
Library Statistics
National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
New York Public Library
Ottawa, Illinois
Public Libraries
Salary Surveys
Starved Rock Library System
Staten Island, New York
Wisconsin Public Libraries
Women's Organizations
Zonta Clubs
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]