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Norma Olin Ireland

Norma Olin Ireland, American writer, scholarly, researcher. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Akron, 1979; named to Hall of Fame University Akron, 1979. Member Fallbrook Women's Club (honorary), National Society Mayflower, Phi Museum.

Background

  • Ireland, Norma Olin was born on March 27, 1907 in Wadsworth, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Carl Leroy and Jessie (Latimer) Olin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Akron, 1928. Bachelor of Science Library. Studies, Western Reserve University, 1929.

    Career

    • Part-time circulation Akron (Ohio) Public Library., 1923-1928. Reference library University Akron, 1929-1936, instructor night school, 1935. Acting assistant library Pomona College Library., Claremont, California, 1936-1937.

      Acting reference library Glendale (California) Public Library., 1937-1938. Instructor reference work University Southern California Library. School, Los Angeles, 1938-1939.

      Acting head Education Library. University Southern California, 1939. Co-director Ireland Book & Library.

      Service, Altadena, California, 1942-1950. Cataloger California Technology, Jet Propulsion Library., Pasadena, 1960-1963. Freelance indexer McGraw Hill, Stanford University Press, World Affairs Yearbook, 1966, 67 and from 68.

      National chairman Junior members roundtable American Library. Association, 1939-1940, National Contesters Association, 1953-1954.

    Works

    • Author: Index to Women, 1989, Index to America, vols. 3, 4, 1989, numerous other books. Co-author Index to Fairy Tales, 1989.

      Columnist Fallbrook (California) Enterprise, 1980-1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Member Fallbrook Women's Club (honorary), National Society Mayflower, Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting, piano, genealogy, jewelry work, collecting.

    Connections

    • Married David Eugene Ireland, August 15, 1931 (deceased 1970).
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    Born March 27, 1907
    Died August 20, 2001
    (aged 94)
    • 1928
      University Akron
    • 1929
      Western Reserve University
    • 1923 - 1928
      Part-time circulation Akron (Ohio) Public Library
    • 1936 - 1937
      acting assistant, library Pomona College Library
      Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa
    • 1937 - 1938
      acting reference library Glendale (California) Public Library
    • 1938 - 1939
      instructor, reference work University Southern California Library School
    • 1939
      acting head, Education Library University Southern California
    • 1942 - 1950
      co-director Ireland Book & Library Service
      Altadena, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1963
      Technology, cataloger California
      Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1966
      freelance indexer McGraw Hill
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