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Humnicky, Virginia A. Ulrey



  • Existence: September 27, 1923 - December 19, 1985

biographical information

Virginia Avis Ulrey Humnicky was born in Pyrmont, Indiana in 1923. She earned her bachelors in education from Purdue University in 1945. While at Purdue during WWII, she was active in the PMO University Choir. She also worked as a student intern in the Purdue University Libraries at the HSSE Media Center in the 1960's. Humnicky was very proud of her association with Purdue University and its role in her career development. Her husband Stephen, two of her sons, two daughters-in-laws and a grandson are also Purdue graduates. Humnicky received a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University in September 1969. In 1968, as a graduate student intern at Indiana University South Bend, she established the the Indiana University South Bend archives. In 1974 she was appointed Assistant Librarian at IU's Indianapolis campus. From 1973-1978 she served as the Indiana state coordinator for Health Services Libraries. This position was funded by federal grants from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) under the Medical Library Assistance Act. She served as head of the Extension Services Department for state distribution of medical literature for health services libraries in the Indiana Regional Medical Program. Humnicky was a founding member of the Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association (IHSLA). From 1979 to 1984 she was a staff Librarian (Extension Librarian) at the Indiana University School of Medicine Library. Humnicky retired early in 1984 due to health concerns.


Letter from her son, among papers in her folder.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Virginia A. Ulrey Humnicky papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 8, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 145
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Virginia A. Ulrey Humnicky's time as a Purdue and Indiana University student.
Dates: 1941 - 1989