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Mary Whitfield Canada was American librarian. Duke University grantee Canada, 1979, 81.


Canada, Mary Whitfield was born on June 13, 1919 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Waverly Thomas and Ruth Bradshaw (Smith) Canada.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Emory and Henry College, 1940. Master of Arts in English, Duke University, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, University North Carolina, 1956.


Assistant circulation department, Duke U. Library, 1942-1945;undergraduate librarian, Duke U. Library, 1945-1955;reference librarian, Duke U. Library, 1956-1985;assistant head reference department, Duke U. Library, 1967-1979;head department, Duke U. Library, 1979-1985.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.


Member of Executive Committee Friends of Duke U. Library. Member American Library Association (life. Initiated performance evaluation discussion group), Southeastern library association (secretary college and university section, chairman nominating committee reference services division, also chairman division), North Carolina library association(chairman nominating committee, chairman newspaper committee, chairman college and university section), Alumni Association School Library Science U. North Carolina (president), Virginia History Society (life), Virginia Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (chapter regent), Friends of Virginia State Archives, Campus club (Duke U.), Planning Advisory Committee N. Center Durham, Virginia Museum Beta Phi Museum.


Waverly Thomas Canada

Ruth Bradshaw (Smith) Canada