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Thelma Louise McLain Edit Profile

artist , college librarian

Thelma Louise McLain, American college librarian, artist. Avocation: needlecrafts, especially cloth dolls of original design. F C. Recipient awards for art Volunteer Thrift Shop, La Grange, Texas, 1992-1995. Member Order of the Daus. of the King (secretary chapter since 1992).

Background

McLain, Thelma Louise was born on November 18, 1918 in Sparks, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Grant Leroy and Emma Evelyn (Ellington) Spoonemore.

Education

Bachelor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1940. Master of Library Science, University Texas, 1959.

Career

School library supervisor Works Progress Administration, Waco, Texas, 1940-1941. Teacher 5th grade Donna (Texas) Public Schools, 1941-1942. High school library Rosenburg (Texas) Public Schools, 1942-1943.

Bookmobile library Houston Public Library., 1943-1944. County library Morgan County Library., Versailles, Missouri, 1946-1949. High school library Harlingen (Texas) Public Schools, 1950-1952.

Assistant order library University Texas Library., Austin, 1953-1956. Head research and reference Pan American University Library., Edinburg, Texas, 1957-1974. Assistant professor Pan American University, 1970-1974.

Co-owner Custom Ladies Dress Designs, McAllen, Texas, 1972-1975. Selling arts and crafts, since 1975.

Achievements

  • Avocation: needlecrafts, especially cloth dolls of original design.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited paintings oil and acrylics spons. By McAllen Art Museum, Hidalgo County Art Legue, McAllen, McAllen Junior League, Rio Grande Valley Art League, Harlingen, Willacy County Art Legue, Raymondville, Texas, others. Author: Long Trail Awinding--My Family's History, 1993.

Membership

Volunteer Thrift Shop, La Grange, Texas, 1992-1995. Member Order of the Daus. of the King (secretary chapter since 1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Needlecrafts, especially cloth dolls of original design.

Connections

Married Bruce McLain, November 27, 1943 (divorced June 1948).

father:
Grant Leroy Spoonemore

mother:
Emma Evelyn (Ellington) Spoonemore

spouse:
Bruce McLain