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.

Cornelia Marvin Pierce (1873-1957)

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Hall of Fame

Cornelia Marvin PierceCornelia Marvin Pierce (then Cornelia Marvin) served as head of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission Summer School of Library Training during the summers of 1897 and 1898. In 1899 she became a full-time employee of the Wisconsin Library Commission as library instructor and director of the Summer School of Library Training. It was due largely to the success of the summer training sessions that the Commission established a permanent library school that is now the School of Library and Information Studies of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In 1905 she left Wisconsin to become the first secretary of the Oregon Library Commission which became the Oregon State Library in 1913. She served as Oregon State Librarian until 1928. She married Walter M. Pierce in 1928. She is listed in the Dictionary of American Library Biography. She was included on the National Advocacy Honor Roll by the American Library Association in 2000 for her contribution as an advocate for library services in the 20th century.  Pierce was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on October 25, 2012.

Further reading: Brisley, Melissa Ann. "Cornelia Marvin Pierce: Pioneer In Library Extension" The Library Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 3, April 1968: 125-153.

Comments

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

Leave your comment

Guest Thursday, March 21, 2019

Categories

Popular Tags

Hall of Fame 2012 Robert Bocher WWI Library War Service Library Trustees archives Eratus Swift Wilcox Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries People Ripon Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Public library systems Dorothea M. Krause Beloit Public Library campa Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Evansville Wisconsin Helen Adams 23 Wisconsin Library Bulletin Campaign J. D. Witter Library e Milwaukee Public Library membership libraries Brown Deer Public Library Hall of Fame 2013 Sarah Janice Kee Increase A. Lapham Frank Avery Hutchins Middleton Public Library John J. Jax WLA 125 presentations Katharine MacDonald Jones Dianne McAfee Hopkins T. B. Scott Free Public Library 14 School libraries Jane K. Billings State Law Library Richard E. Krug campaign WAAL Hall of Fame 2016 Ruby Roeder Inform Wisconsin Wisconsin State Law Library Woman's Congress Madison Public Library Rusk County Community Library Hall of Fame 2014 Irene W. Newman Hartford Public Library Library Buidlings COLAND campaign caly film hall of trav 10 Bob Bochfer Campaign 21 library education Buttons library exhibit traveling libraries Library Artifacts 27 Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends state historical society Charles Bunge Lucy E. Smith Morris Marketing-Publicity Larry T. Nix Parcel post WLA 125 Gertrude Thurow Exhibits 28 Hall of Fame 2009 Edward Asahel Birge Hall of Fame 2015 Library celebrations National Bookmobile Day cam Cam Hall of Fame 2015 Events Appleton Public Library Pinback buttons S. Janice Kee Publications UW-Madison school of library and information studies Hall of Fame 2018 Library Buildings Portage Public Library Public libraries American Library Association Library War Service Bernard Schwab Clarence Brown Lester Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Wisconsin Historical Society Hall of Fame 2017 Gilbert H. Doane Hall of Fame 2012 books-by-mail National Library Week Cornelia Marving Pierce Gerald A. Somers Pewaukee Public Library James Huff Stout Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Ruth Ann Montgomery Bookmobiles Hall of Fame 2010 WLA 125 Milwaukee Public Library Postcards library memorabilia Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Hall fo Fame 2012 Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Digital Collections DeForest Area Public Library caly film William J. Wilson Suring Area Public Library Events & Meetings Carl Spitzweg World War I Lutie Eugenia Stearns I Love Libraries Nolan I. Neds Hall of Fame 2015 Black River Falls ca McMillan Memorial Library John Miller Chancellor Matthew S. Dudgeon Centennial bookworm bed and breakfast Hall of Fame 2015 WLA 125 20 24 Wisconsin Free Library Commission Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Library People Eager Free Public Library Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library WHCLIS White House Conference on Library and Information Services Hall of Fame 2012 Brown Deer Public Library Soughton Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Sandra Friedman Dolnick Anniversaries Beaver Dam Public Library Library people Elroy Public Library UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Oshkosh Public Library UW-Milwaukee Libraries Academic Librarians Capitol Fire 1904 11 Special libraries Orrilla Blackshear Meter mail slogans Hall of Fame 2011 Postcards buil Milwaukee Art Museum Anniversaries 22 Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Tower Hill Wisconsin Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Library Systems Manitowoc Public Library Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Hall of Fame 2018 Wilbur Lyle Eberhart library legislation Amer background Postcards Cooperative Children's Book Center Delia Ovitz Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Lutie Stearns Wayne A. Wiegand anniversaries Klaus Linderfelt Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide CCBC Historical Register Wisconsin Free Library Commission Uncategorized Events & Meetings Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Brown County Library Wisconsin Rapids Clinton Public Library Zona Gale Black River Falls Public Library Academic Libraries Louise S. Robbins Library people Postcards Ice Storm Hall Public libraries James Duane Doty Hall of Fame 2008 Carnegie libraries American Library Association Jerome P. Daniels Library History Campaign Wisconsin Library Association School of Library and Information Studies Lowell W. Wilson caly film Council on Library and Network Development Peter G. Hamon campaign Superior Carnegie Libraries

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo