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Mary Whitfield Canada

Mary Whitfield Canada was American librarian. Duke University grantee Canada, 1979, 81.


  • Canada, Mary Whitfield was born on June 13, 1919 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Waverly Thomas and Ruth Bradshaw (Smith) Canada.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Emory and Henry College, 1940. Master of Arts in English, Duke University, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, University North Carolina, 1956.


    • Assistant circulation department Duke University Library., 1942-1945, undergraduate library, 1945-1955, reference library, 1956-1985, assistant head reference department, 1967-1979, head department, 1979-1985, retired, 1985.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.


    Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    It is good for Christians with different approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


    Member American Library Association (life. Initiated performance evaluation discussion group), Southeastern Library. Association (secretary college and university section, chairman nominating committee reference services division, also chairman division), North Carolina Library.

    Association (chairman nominating committee, chairman newspaper committee, chairman college and university section), Alumni Association School Library. Science University North Carolina (president), Virginia History Society (life), Virginia Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (chapter regent), Campus Club (Duke University), Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Duke University Hospital Auxiliary, Beta Phi Museum.


    • father: Waverly Thomas Canada
    • mother: Ruth Bradshaw (Smith) Canada
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    • 1940
      Emory and Henry College
    • 1942
      Duke University
    • 1956
      University North Carolina
    • 1942 - 1945
      Assistant, circulation department Duke University Library
    • 1945 - 1955
      Assistant, circulation department Duke University Library
    • 1956 - 1985
      Assistant, circulation department Duke University Library
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