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Mary Frances Borden Crisman, American librarian.


Crisman, Mary Frances Borden was born on November 23, 1919 in Tacoma. Daughter of Lindon A. and Mary Cecelia (Donnelly) Borden.


Bachelor in History, University Washington, 1943. Bachelor in Librarianship, University Washington, 1944.


Assistant branch librarian in charge work with children Mottet branch, Tacoma Public Library., 1944-1945;branch librarian, Tacoma Public Library., 1945-1949;branch librarian Moore branch, Tacoma Public Library., 1950-1955;assistant director, Tacoma Public Library., 1955-1970;director, Tacoma Public Library., 1970-1974;director emeritus, Tacoma Public Library., since 1975;manager corporation library, Frank Russell Company, 1985-1996;retired, Frank Russell Company, 1997. Chairman Washington Community Library Council, 1970-1972.


  • Other Work

    • Hostess program Your Library. And You, Station KTPS-television, 1969-1971.


Active Highland Homeowners League, Tacoma, 1980-1904, incorporating director 1980, secretary, registered agent, 1980-1982. Active Denham West Condominium Association, Sun City, Arizona, since 1995, chair by laws committee, 1999, secretary, 2002-2007. Member American Library Association (chairman member committee Washington 1957-1960, member national library week committee 1965, chairman library administration division nominating committee 1971, member insurance for libraries committee 1970-1974, vice chairman library administration division personnel administration section 1972-1973, chairman 1973-1974, member committee policy implementation 1973-1974, member library organization and management section budgeting accounting and costs committee 1974-1975), American Library.

Trustee Association (legislation committee 1975-1978, conference program committee 1978-1980, action development committee 1978-1980), Pacific Northwest (trustee division nominating com 1976-1977), Washington Library. Association (executive board 1957-1959, state executive, director The National Library Week 1965, treasurer, executive board 1969-1971, 71-73), Urban Libraries Council (editorial secretary Newsletter 1972-1973, executive committee 1974-1975), Ladies Auxiliary to United Transportation Union (past president Tacoma), Friends Tacoma Public Library. (registered agent 1975-1983, secretary 1975-1978, president 1978-1980, board directors 1980-1983), Smithsonian Associates, National Railway History Society, University Washington Alumni Association, University Washington School Librarianship Alumni Association Clubs: Quota International (secretary 1957-1958, 1st vice president 1960-1961, president 1961-1962, treasurer 1975-1976, president 1979-1980) (Tacoma).


Married Fredric Lee Crisman, April 12, 1975 (deceased December 1975).

Lindon A. Borden

Mary Cecelia (Donnelly) Borden

Fredric Lee Crisman