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Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893 - 1979)

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Born: 13 November 1893  Malvern, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 3 May 1979  Toorak, Victoria, Australia.
Mary Ellinor L. Archer was CSIRO's first woman scientist, and chief librarian from 1923-1954. She is commemorated by the Library Association of Australia's Ellinor Archer award, first bestowed in 1984.

Career Highlights

1916Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1918Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1918 - 1923Secretary and Investigator to the Special Committee on Seed Improvement of the Advisory Council of Science and Industry (Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry from 1920)
1923 - 1929?In charge of the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry's library (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from 1926)
1929 - 1946Librarian and Scientific Assistant at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
1945 - 1946President of the Australian Institute of Librarians, Victorian branch
1946 - 1954Chief Librarian at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation from 1949)
1948 - 1949Federal President Australian Institute of Librarians
1956Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 25 July 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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