Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Leah D. Gruber (1906-1996)

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Hall of Fame

Leah GruberLeah D. Gruber was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on November 4, 2010 at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells. Gruber made a significant contribution to public library service in Wisconsin as a library trustee. She served on the Prairie du Sac Public Library Board from 1940 to 1988 during which she served several terms as President of the Board. She also served on the Sauk County Library Board from 1975 until 1983. As President of the Sauk County Library Board, she was instrumental in organizing the South Central Library System  and was a member of the SCLS Board from its founding in 1975 until 1983. Gruber served as President of the Wisconsin Library Trustee Association in 1973 and 1974. She was honored as WLA’s trustee of the year in 1968 and was again selected for this honor in 1976. Gruber was on the Board of the Wisconsin Library Trustee Association when it became a division of the Wisconsin Library Association. Gruber was born in 1906 in Fort Monroe, Virginia.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1927 with a bachelor's degree in English and Library Science.  She worked at the Fond du Lac Public Library and at the Legislative Reference Library in Madison. After marriage and a move to Prairie du Sac in 1939 she served as a volunteer cataloging books at several libraries in the area. Gruber received a special commendation from the University of Wisconsin System in 1974.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Friday, February 23, 2018


Popular Tags

Charles Bunge Anniversaries Campaign Carnegie libraries Gilbert H. Doane Public library systems Library History Wisconsin Library Heritage Center J. D. Witter Orrilla Blackshear Postcards caly film Suring Area Public Library Wayne A. Wiegand Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries library legislation Library e Parcel post 20 Wisconsin Historical Society WAAL Zona Gale Hall of Fame 2015 Rusk County Community Library Bookmobiles Brown County Library buil Campaign 21 Hall of Fame 2013 McMillan Memorial Library library education Lutie Stearns Soughton Public Library School of Library and Information Studies Pinback buttons S. Janice Kee Matthew S. Dudgeon Academic Libraries Cam membership libraries Clarence Brown Lester Madison Public Library Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries anniversaries library memorabilia WLA 125 Middleton Public Library Exhibits campaign Wisconsin Rapids Dorothea M. Krause Hartford Public Library Events & Meetings 23 Lowell W. Wilson bookworm presentations Wisconsin State Law Library Ruby Roeder 10 Public libraries Anniversaries UW-Milwaukee Libraries 24 UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies James Huff Stout Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends National Bookmobile Day Delia Ovitz Capitol Fire 1904 Wisconsin Free Library Commission Tower Hill Wisconsin Library people Jerome P. Daniels Library Artifacts archives caly film Hall Wisconsin Free Library Commission Hall of Fame 2015 Clinton Public Library American Library Association Library War Service Hall of Fame 2008 Hall fo Fame 2012 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Louise S. Robbins ca Hall of Fame 2010 James Duane Doty Hall of Fame 2009 Jane K. Billings Cornelia Marving Pierce Larry T. Nix campa Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Postcards Inform Wisconsin state historical society Black River Falls Public Library Sandra Friedman Dolnick 14 Dianne McAfee Hopkins Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Historical Register Library Trustees cam Wisconsin Library Association 27 School libraries Milwaukee Public Library CCBC Katharine MacDonald Jones Brown Deer Public Library Buttons Elroy Public Library Carl Spitzweg Hall of Fame 2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center Evansville Wisconsin Ice Storm library exhibit Oshkosh Public Library Uncategorized William J. Wilson Nolan I. Neds Frank Avery Hutchins Public libraries background Hall of Fame 2016 Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Beaver Dam Public Library Manitowoc Public Library COLAND Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Black River Falls Special libraries WLA 125 Eratus Swift Wilcox WHCLIS campaign World War I Centennial Brown Deer Public Library John Miller Chancellor traveling libraries Hall of Fame 2017 Portage Public Library 28 Hall of Fame 2012 Marketing-Publicity Library People Events Sarah Janice Kee Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Ripon Public Library Postcards Library Buildings Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Peter G. Hamon Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Gertrude Thurow Amer Digital Collections Wisconsin Library Bulletin Lutie Eugenia Stearns John J. Jax bed and breakfast Bernard Schwab Library celebrations Woman's Congress Hall of Fame 2012 National Library Week Eager Free Public Library 22 State Law Library Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Hall of Fame 2011 Beloit Public Library Edward Asahel Birge People campaign Superior Carnegie Libraries Library people Postcards Gerald A. Somers UW-Madison school of library and information studies Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries WLA 125 Pewaukee Public Library Richard E. Krug Ruth Ann Montgomery Library Buidlings Campaign Library Systems Council on Library and Network Development I Love Libraries caly film Increase A. Lapham Events & Meetings Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Appleton Public Library Milwaukee Art Museum Hall of Fame 2015 hall of American Library Association DeForest Area Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 White House Conference on Library and Information Services WWI Library War Service Hall of Fame 2015 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries trav Meter mail slogans 11 Academic Librarians Klaus Linderfelt WLA 125 T. B. Scott Free Public Library Publications books-by-mail Irene W. Newman Hall of Fame 2015 Milwaukee Public Library

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo