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Florence Partridge

About the Interviewee: 
Chief Librarian OAC and Federated Colleges 1944-65 and University of Guelph 1971

Florence Partridge graduated from Macdonald Institute in 1926, having completed the two-year Associate Course. She speaks at length of her years on campus as a student and her time in New York and Toronto working as a dietitian and in restaurants following graduation. After completing a Certificate course in Library Science at the University of Toronto in 1932, she came to the OAC as an assistant librarian. She became the Chief Librarian in 1944 and served the OAC, the Federated Colleges and the University of Guelph in that capacity until her retirement in 1971. She doesn’t talk of her years as Librarian other than to state that they were very pleasant ones that gave her the opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of faculty and students.

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Interview Date: 
A. Grubbe
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340035