Schlundt, Esther Martia
- Existence: September 9, 1905 - November 14, 1968
Esther Martin Schlundt was born in 1905 to Herman and Martha Schlundt in Columbia, Missouri. Schlundt earned her AB from the University of Missouri in 1927 with high honors. She then went on to earn a Bachelors of library science in 1929 from the University of Illinois. Schlundt came to Purdue University in 1929 and was hired as a general assistant in the library. In 1941, Schlundt worked as a cataloger. That summer she took a leave of absence from the university, so that she could finish a Master's of Library Science at the University of Michigan. By 1942, Schlundt was named the Head Cataloger of Purdue Libraries. She retired in 1965 from her position as Head of the Readers Services Administration at Purdue. The Indiana Library Foundation established the Esther Schlundt Memorial Scholarship in her honor.