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Deirdre Elizabeth Lawrence


Deirdre Elizabeth Lawrence, American librarian. Recipient Samuel H. Kress Travel grant, 1993, 95.


Lawrence, Deirdre Elizabeth was born on March 15, 1952 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Herbert Thomas and Joan Roberta (McDonald) Lawrence.


Bachelor in Art History, Richmond College, 1974. Master of Library Science, Pratt Institute, 1979. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1982.


Head cataloging and technical services, coordinator research services Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1980-1983. Principal library, coordinator research services museum and library archives Brooklyn Museum, since 1983. Member Research Library.

Group, board nominating committee, 1994, advisory committee Getty Projects, since 1996, New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library. Agy, conservation preservation advisory council, 1988-1992, board trustees, since 1995. Grant reviewer federal and state agencies.

Consultant in field; lecturer in field.


  • Author: New York and Hollywood Fashion, 1986, Dressing the Part: Costume Sket, 1989, Modern Art--The Production, 1989, Guide to the Culin Archival Collection, 1996, Formation of an Islamic art library collection in an American museum, 1996, Culin: Collector and Documentor of the World He Saw, Fashion and How It Was Influenced by Ethnographic Collections in Museums, Native American Art and Culture: Documentary Resources, Access to Visual Images-Past and Present. Contributor articles to professional journals. Lecturer at international and national library conferences.

    Curator various collections including Brooklyn Museum, 1989, 96, 97, others.


Member conservation, preservation advisory council New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library. Agency, 1988-1992, board trustees, since 1995. Member Art Libraries Society North America (member international relations committee 1996-1997, other offices), Special Libraries Association, Native American Art Studies Association, International Federation Library.