Bachelor, English Sisters, Budapest, Hungary, 1945; Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1953; Master of Library Science, Columbia University, 1955; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1967.
Reference assistant, Columbia University Library., New York City, 1955-1958; reference assistant, Stern College, New York City, 1963-1964; reference assistant, Teacher's College, New York City, 1964-1966; professor, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York City, 1966-1992; professor emerita, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York City, since 1992.
Member American Association of University Professors, National Organization for Women.
Married George Barr Wemple, June 17, 1957 (deceased April 1988). Children: Peter Holland Wemple, Stephen Barr Wemple, Carolyn Wemple Steffey. Married Gordon T. Kinder, May 26, 1990.