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Frances Connelly Dowd

Frances Connelly Dowd was American librarian. President Whittier Home Association, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1989-1996; treasurer Macy-Colby House, since 1979; secretary Amesbury Carriage Museum, since 1982; reunion chairman Wellesley College, 1971, 86. Member American Library Association, Abenaqui Country Club, Wellesley College Club.

Background

  • Dowd, Frances Connelly was born on December 9, 1918 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Martin Francis and Nelle Magdalen (Quinn) Connelly.

  • Education

    • AB, Wellesley College, 1941. Master of Library Science, Columbia University, 1955.

    Career

    • Cataloger Phillips Academy Library., Andover, Massachusetts, 1955-1957. Assistant library Wheelock College Library., Boston, 1957-1959. Head of circulation University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1959-1962.

      Head library Insurance Library., Boston, 1962-1966. Head business & science department Providence (Rhode Island) Public Library., 1966-1970. Reference library Boston University Library., 1970-1974.

      Head library Massachusetts Horticulture Society, Boston, 1974-1979. Reference library Haverhill (Massachusetts) Public Library., 1979-1989, Endicott College Library., Beverly, Massachusetts, 1989—2001. Retired, 2001

      Lifelong learning instructor Northern Essex Community College, from 1997.

    Works

    • Editor: Whittier, 1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    President Whittier Home Association, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1989-1996. Treasurer Macy-Colby House, since 1979. Secretary Amesbury Carriage Museum, since 1982.

    Reunion chairman Wellesley College, 1971, 86. Member American Library Association, Abenaqui Country Club, Wellesley College Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Historic houses and gardens, travel, golf, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married James Reynolds Dowd, June 7, 1941 (deceased June 1944). Children: James Reynolds Junior, Thomas Henry III.
    • father: Martin Francis Connelly
    • mother: Nelle Magdalen (Quinn) Connelly
    • spouse: James Reynolds Dowd
    • children: James Reynolds Junior Dowd
    • Thomas Henry III Dowd
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    Died April 5, 2006
    (aged 87)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Wellesley College
    • 1955
      Columbia University
    • 1955 - 1957
      Cataloger Phillips Academy Library
      Andover, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1957 - 1959
      assistant, library Wheelock College Library
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1959 - 1962
      head, of circulation University Rhode Island
      Kingston, Jamaica
    • 1962 - 1966
      head, library Insurance Library
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      head, business & science department Providence (Rhode Island) Public Library
    • 1970 - 1974
      reference library Boston University Library
    • 1974 - 1979
      head, library Massachusetts Horticulture Society
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1979 - 1989
      reference library Haverhill (Massachusetts) Public Library
    • 1989 - 2001
      reference library Haverhill (Massachusetts) Public Library
      Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
    • 2001
      retired
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