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Drake, Miriam A.



  • Existence: 1936 - December 24, 2014

Biographical Information

Drake earned her BS in Economic Analysis, an MLS from Simmons College, and a BI from Harvard University. Upon completing her education, Drake worked in the private sector as a management consultant and research analyst for fourteen years. She joined the library faculty at Purdue in the research unit. In 1976, she became assistant director as well as professor of library science at Purdue. After leaving Purdue, Drake went to work for Georgia Tech in 1984. She retired in 2001 from her position as the Dean and Director of the Library and Information Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also served as President of the Special Libraries Association. A prolific writer and researcher, Drake has several publications and received numerous awards, including the American Library Association Hugh Atkinson Award for innovation and risk taking in 1992. She has also been awarded honorary doctorates from Indiana University and Simmons College.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Purdue University Libraries records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 30
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Libraries records document, the history, administration and activities of the Purdue University Libraries.  Types of materials include: annual reports, brochures, ephemera, minutes, miscellaneous materials, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs, publications, records, surveys, and training manuals.  The original order of the records was maintained in most cases.  Some boxes may include cross-departmental documents, and confidential items have been removed and housed in a...
Dates: circa 1800s - 2000s; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2004