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Harriet Knowlton Schroder ’27

Harriet Knowlton Schroder ’27, August 19, 1998, in Portland, where she had lived most of her life. A daughter of Reed professor A.A. Knowlton [1915–48], she attended Reed for two years and then transferred to Washington State College, where she earned a BS in 1929. After working at the Portland Public Library for several years, she entered the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a degree in library science in 1932. She was assistant librarian for Portland Public Library in 1932–35. In 1935, she married John Schroder, whose career in the military led them to live in many different parts of the United States and in Europe. After his death in 1975, she returned to live in King City, near Portland. She was a volunteer for the King City Library for almost 20 years and also volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Mobile and the American Cancer Society. Survivors include her son; sister, Ellen Knowlton Johnson ’39; and two grandchildren. Another sister, Kathleen Knowlton Wilson ’32, died in 1995. The family suggests remembrances to the A.A. Knowlton Scholarship Fund of Reed College.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1999

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