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Ruth Wilhelmene Gregory, American librarian.

Background

Gregory, Ruth Wilhelmene was born on February 20, 1910 in West Point, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Edward George and Wilhelmene (Plieth) Gregory.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Nebraska, 1933. Master of Library Science, University Wisconsin, 1938.

Career

General library assistant Lincoln (Nebraska) City Library, 1934-1936. Librarian editorial department Rotarian magazine, Chicago, 1937. Acting librarian Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Public Library, 1938-1939.

Associate librarian Waukegan (Illinois) Public Library, 1939, head librarian, 1939-1976, library consultant, from 1976. Executive secretary division public libraries American Library Association, 1946-1948.

Works

Membership

Secretary Waukegan City Planning Commission, 1950-1957. Secretary board directors Lake County Museum of History. Member Round Table (vice president, editor 1948-1949), American Library Association (council 1951-1954, chairman jury on citation of trustees 1952-1953, president public libraries division 1954-1955, executive board 1956-1960), Illinois Library Association (president 1947-1948, member planning board 1951-1954), American Association of University Women (president Waukegan branch 1949-1951, Educational Foundation Name award 1980), Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), League of Women Voters, Kappa Delta.

Clubs: Chicago Library. Woman's (Waukegan); Altrusa.

Connections

father:
Edward George Gregory

mother:
Wilhelmene (Plieth) Gregory