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Louvan Anita Gearin

Louvan Anita Gearin was American school librarian. Certified teacher, Missouri. Recipient award Missouri Association School Libraries, 1984, Volunteer award University Missouri, St. Louis, 1985. Volunteer Eldercare Center, University Missouri, St. Louis, since 1985, County Older Resident Program, St. Louis County, since 1987, Meals on Wheels, Creve Couer, Missouri, since 1982. Member American Association of University Women (secretary 1970-1982).

Background

  • Gearin, Louvan Anita was born on July 5, 1917 in St. Louis. Daughter of William Sherman and Ira Mae (Haskell) Brabham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Fisk University, 1937. British Society for Literature and Science, Atlanta University, 1949. Medical Science Liaison Society, University Michigan, 1955.

    Career

    • Library. Lincoln Institute, Kentucky, 1950-1953. Reference library Tuskegee (Alabama) Institute, summers 1951-1954. Junior high and senior high library Webster Groves (Missouri) Schools, 1954-1982.

      Retired, 1982

      Consultant selection of titles M. W. Wilson Library. Catalog, New York City, 1974-1982. Consultant book bait, reference and subscription books, review committee for young adults American Library Association, Chicago, 1980-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, Missouri.

    Membership

    Volunteer Eldercare Center, University Missouri, St. Louis, since 1985, County Older Resident Program, St. Louis County, since 1987, Meals on Wheels, Creve Couer, Missouri, since 1982. Member American Association of University Women (secretary 1970-1982).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, music, discussion, exercise, dance.

    Connections

    • father: William Sherman Brabham
    • mother: Ira Mae (Haskell) Brabham
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    Born July 5, 1917
    Died January 25, 2008
    (aged 90)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Fisk University
    • 1949
      Atlanta University
    • 1955
      University Michigan
    • 1950 - 1953
      Library Lincoln Institute
      Kentucky, United States
    • 1954 - 1982
      junior high and senior, high library Webster Groves (Missouri) Schools
    • 1982
      retired