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Anderson, Mary Elizabeth



  • Existence: 1930 - 2014

Biographical Information

Mary Elizabeth Anderson was born July 25, 1930 in Hobart, Indiana. She attended Hobart High School (Indiana) for two years before graduating from Draper High School in Schenectady, New York. Anderson attended Purdue University 1948-1952 graduating with a Bachelors of Science with distinction. While at Purdue she took a number of science, math, and language courses including calculus 2 and advanced calculus, analyictical geometry, physics, chemistry, German, and Russian. Anderson was active in the Purdue University Women's Althletic Association, Symphonic Orchestra, and the Wesley Foundation. Anderson recievd a Masters of Library Science from the University of Michigan in 1954 and that same year began her long career as a science and technology librarian. From the Technical Information Division of the Library of Congress Anderson moved to the National Science Foundation as a research analyst and in 1959 was named a reference librarian for the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Anderson was among the first NASA librarians, along with Alfred String, Eleanor Burdette, and Millie Ruda. Anderson retired from NASA in 1985 as Head of NASA's Science and Technology Library and Systems Support Section.

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Mary Elizabeth Anderson papers

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Identifier: 20210303