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Grace Evangeline Seward was American librarian. Certified teacher California.


Seward, Grace Evangeline was born on February 2, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Maud Leuty (Elphingstone) Seward.


Bachelor, California State, Los Angeles, 1959;Master of Library Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1961.


Page, Los Angeles County Public Library, San Gabriel, California, 1927-1937;assistant branch librarian, Los Angeles County Public Library, San Gabriel, California, 1938-1940;various clerical positions, Zoss Const./Consolidated, San Diego, 1941-1942;time keeper, Cal Ship Construction, Wilmington, California, 1942-1945;turkey ranch manager, Bagnard Turkey Ranch, Baldwin Park, California, 1945-1947;filing clerk, Union Hardware, Los Angeles, 1947-1949;library assistant, Rosemead (California) H.S., 1949-1960;librarian, Anaheim (California) Union H.S., 1960-1961;catalog head librarian, Pasadena (California) City College, 1961-1979;library classifier, Pasadena City College, 1979-1981.


  • Certified teacher, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (bibliographies) Man and Environment, 1970, Black America, 1978, (index) American Rose Magazine, 1989-1990. Editor: Bulletin Rose Society Rose Parade, 1974-1987, Bulletin Rancho de Duarte Garden Club, Daisy Chain, since 1996.


Member of California Library. Association, Royal National Rose Society (life), Pacific Rose Society (life Bronze Honor medal 2000, Life Achievement award 2004), Los Angeles Rose Society (life Bronze Honor medal 1994), American Rose Society (life. Life judge, consultant since 1978, elected district director Pacific Southwest 1985-1988, Pacific Southwest District Silver Honor medal 1991, Outstanding District Judge award 1995), California Garden Clubs (life.

President Rancho de Duarte 1991-1996), Beta Phi Mu (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: rosarian, gardener, book collector.


William Henry Seward

Maud Leuty (Elphingstone) Seward