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Frances Connelly Dowd

librarian

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other 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