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Librarian

Mary Askew Backer Smith, American Librarian, retired. Avocations: reading, music F C. President American Association of University Women Baltimore branch, 1964-1966, Legislation Clearing House Maryland, Baltimore, 1981-1982. Member Maryland. Library. Association.

Background

Smith, Mary Askew Backer was born on January 26, 1897 in Cincinnati. Daughter of Matthew Jackson and Martha Goldsborough (Henry) Askew.

Education

Bachelor, University Cincinnati, 1918. Library. certified, University Wisconsin, 1919. Master of Arts, John Hopkins University, 1953.

Career

Professional assistant, New York Public Library., New York City, 1919-1920;branch library, Enoch Pratt Free Library., Baltimore, 1943-1964;instructor, Catonsville (Maryland.) Community College, 1967-1968.

Achievements

  • Avocations: reading, music F C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (booklet) The College Club-A History of the Baltimore Branch of the American Association of University Women, 1981. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

President American Association of University Women Baltimore branch, 1964-1966, Legislation Clearing House of Maryland, Baltimore, 1981-1982. Member Maryland Library. Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, music.

Connections

Married John William Backer, September 11, 1920 (deceased February 1948). Children: Mary Elizabeth Backer Hubbard, John Matthew. Married Russell Evans Smith, August 9, 1969 (deceased).

father:
Matthew Jackson Askew

mother:
Martha Goldsborough (Henry) Askew

spouse:
John William Backer

spouse:
Russell Evans Smith

child:
Mary Elizabeth Backer Hubbard Smith

child:
John Matthew Smith