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Mabel Gleason Harkness

librarian

Mabel Gleason Harkness was American librarian. Certified library, New York. Trustee Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 1971-1980, now emeritus. Member American Association of University Women (life), American Rock Garden Society (life), Alpine Garden Society (England), Scottish Rock Garden Club (life).

Background

Harkness, Mabel Gleason was born on January 20, 1913 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Charles Wilcox and Mabel Amy (Fulton) Gleason.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Rochester, 1935. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1962. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Keuka College, 2003.

Career

Library. Stromberg-Carlson Company, Rochester, New York, 1942-1951, Garden Center Rochester, 1953-1967, Monroe County (New York ) Bookmobile, 1952-1953. Now retired

Volunteer cataloger Geneva (New York ) History Society. Editor Gleam magazine, Rochester Poetry Society, 1945, Engineer's Notebook, Stromberg-Carlson Company, 1946-1950, Garden Center Bulletin, 1955-1967.

Co-founder, past president Western New York chapter Special Libraries Association, 1945.

Achievements

  • Certified library, New York.

Works

  • Compiler: Harkness Seedlist Handbook 1986 (Worth award for botanical/horticultural writing American Rock Garden Society), second edition, 1993. Contributor articles on horticulture and local history to various publications.

Membership

Trustee Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 1971-1980, now emeritus. Member American Association of University Women (life), American Rock Garden Society (life), Alpine Garden Society (England), Scottish Rock Garden Club (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Musicology, architecture.

Connections

Married Benjamin Olney, March 23, 1946 (deceased 1963). Married Bernard Emerson Harkness, September 5, 1964 (deceased 1980).

father:
Charles Wilcox Gleason

mother:
Mabel Amy (Fulton) Gleason

spouses:
Benjamin Olney

Bernard Emerson Harkness