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.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Cornelia Marving Pierce

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.


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo