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Lillian Moore Bradshaw was American library director.


Bradshaw, Lillian Moore was born on January 10, 1915 in Hagerstown, Maryland, United States. Daughter of Harry M. and Mabel E. (Kretzer) Moore.


Bachelor, Western Maryland College, 1937. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Western Maryland College, 1987. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Drexel University, 1938.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Drexel University, 1978. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Southern Methodist University, since 1990.


Assistant adult circulation department, Utica (New York) Public Library., 1938-1941;assistant head, Utica (New York) Public Library., 1941-1943;adult library, Enoch Pratt Free Library., Baltimore, 1943-1944;assistant coordinator work with young adults, Enoch Pratt Free Library., 1944-1946;branch library, Dallas Public Library., 1946-1947;readers adviser, Dallas Public Library., 1947-1952;head department circulation, Dallas Public Library., 1952-1955;coordinator work with adults, Dallas Public Library., 1955-1958;assistant director, Dallas Public Library., 1958-1962;director, Dallas Public Library., 1962-1984;assistant manager, City of Dallas, 1984-1985.


Member of the board publications Southern Methodist U., 1970-1978. Member curriculum committee Leadership Dallas, 1978-1979, member of advisory committee, 1978-1982. Member Texas Governor's Commision on Status of Women, 1970-1972, Texas Committee for Humanities, 1980-1984, National Reading Council, Washington, 1970-1973.

President Texas Humanities Alliance, 1986-1988, board directors, 1988-1992. Member Urban Design Advisory Council, Dallas, 1987-1992. Conferee, assistant task force leader Goals for Dallas, 1966-1969, vice chairman achievement committee for continuing education, 1971, chairman, 1972, chairman citizen information and participation committee, 1976-1977, trustee, 1977-1978, secretary, 1977, treasurer, 1979-1983, Executive Committee, 1977-1984.

Honorary chair Literacy Volunteers American, Dallas, 1987-1990. Member Committee to Plan the Future Goals for Dallas, 1973-1974. Member Dallas County History Foundation, 1987-1993, treasurer, 1990-1993.

Advisory board Texas Library Sys. Act, 1974-1977; delegate White House Conference on Library and Information Superior vena cava syndrome. Ad hoc committee for planning and monitoring White House Conference follow-up activities, 1980.

Board directors Hoblitzelle Foundation, since 1971, University Medical Center, 1984-1987, Friends of Fair Pk., since 1989. Trustee Lamplighter School, 1974-1981, Friends of Dallas Public Library, since 1984, president, 1994-1996, Dallas Ballet, 1986-1988, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 1986-1988, Employees' Retirement Fund, City of Dallas, 1989-1991, municipal advisory board Dallas Public Library., 1991-1993. Board directors Senior Citizens Greater Dallas, since 1996.

Member American Library Association (vice president adult services division 1966-1967, president adult services division 1967,68, county 1968-1969, president 1970-1971, endowment trustee 1984-1988, Honor Roll, Freedom to Read Foundation 1993), Texas Library. Association (president 1964-1965, chairman public libraries division 1955-1956, chairman awards committee 1973-1974, 79-80, Distinguished Svc. award 1975), Texas Society Architects (honorary 1982), Dallas Hist.Soc. (trustee 1984-1987), Zonta (president Dallas I 1976-1977, Svc. award 1981, Dallas Humanitarian award 1991).


Married William Theodore Bradshaw, May 19, 1946.

Harry M. Moore

Mabel E. (Kretzer) Moore

William Theodore Bradshaw