Guide to the  

 

Ruth C. Reedy Collection

 

c 1940 - 1997

 

2.94 linear feet

 

Collection Number 239

 

 

Prepared by Kathie Bordelon
January 2008

 

 

CITATION: The Ruth C. Reedy Papers, Collection No. 239, Box number, Folder number, Archives and Special Collections Department, Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University.

 

Archives and Special Collections Department

Frazar Memorial Library

McNeese State University

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Mrs. Ruth Clark Reedy was born in Corsicana, Texas. She lived in Alexandria, LA from early childhood through college. She received a B.A. degree from Louisiana College in Pineville and a Library Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana, with additional study at LSU. She served as librarian at Lake Charles High School from 1942 to 1961. The LCHS library won the LLA Modisette Award for excellence during her tenure there.

 

In 1961, Mrs. Reedy was employed by McNeese State University as librarian over the Materials Center.  In 1972 she became the library director of Frazar Memorial Library, the University’s main library.

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The collection contains a scrapbook relating to Mrs. Reedy being awarded the Louisiana Library Association’s Essae M. Culver Distinguished Award in 1980. The collection also contains material relating to her retirement from McNeese’s Frazar Memorial Library in 1979, photographs from various library functions, and other photographs of Mrs. Reedy.

 

 

Container List

 

Box

Folder Description
1   Essae M. Culver Distinguished Service Award scrapbook, "Legion of the Book Dispensers" certificate presented by the Frazar Memorial Library and the Library Director Emerita certificate presented to Reedy by McNeese State University

2

1

Biographical (Resume and Funeral Service)

 

2

Certificates

 

3

Retirement

 

4

Clippings

 

5

Photographs

 

6

Photographs

 

7

Miscellaneous

 

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