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rare book specialist , Curator ( hum: mus)curator

Ellen Kate Shaffer, Curator ( hum: mus.)curator, rare book specialist. Served with A.C., Army of the United States, 1944-1945.; Fellow Gleeson Library Assocs.; member Friends Bancroft Library, Manuscript Society (president 1966-1968), National Trust History Preservation, Society American Penwomen, Sierra.


Shaffer, Ellen Kate was born on April 24, 1904 in Leadville, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Frank Howard and Nellie (Maguire) Shaffer.


AB, University of California at Los Angeles, 1929. Postgraduate, Mexico City College, 1951. Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1954.


Library. & organizer Anaheim Elementary School Systems, 1925—1927. 1st edition specialist Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, 1929—1944, 1946—1954. Rare book library Free Library.

Philadelphia, 1954—1970. Lecturer Columbia University, 1960—1970. Curator Silverado Museum, St. Helena, California, since 1970.

Served with Air Corps United States Army, 1944-1945.



Trustee St. Helena Public Library., Vailima Foundation. Fellow: Gleeson Library. Assocs; member: Society of America Penwomen, National Trust History Preservation, Manuscript Society (president 1966-1968), Friends Bancroft Library., Sierra Club.


Frank Howard Shaffer

Nellie (Maguire) Shaffer