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People of the Stacks #9 - Evelyn Vrandenburg

Evelyn Marston Vrandenburg, 1908-2000

Evelyn Marston at UNH

Evelyn Vrandenburg (nee Marston) was born in New Hampshire Lakes District in 1908. She earned a degree from the University of New Hampshire in history and went on to teach high school history in Laconia, New Hampshire. She continued her education with classes at Tufts University in theology and religion and, upon her employment at the library, at Simmons College for classes in cataloging and reference. Mrs. Vrandenburg also taught religious education in public schools in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. She joined the staff in 1962 as Assistant and Associate Librarian. In 1971 she was promoted to replace Rev. Dwight Cart as head librarian. Mrs. Vradenburg's interest in history served her well while working at the library. She was known as an expert reference librarian. Her retirement from the library marked the end of her professional career. Mrs. Vrandenburg enjoyed another 23 years before dying of heart failure in 2000.


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