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Annette Crogster Bartholomae ’29

Annette Crogster Bartholomae ’29, July 23, 1997, in Portland. She earned a library degree from Columbia University in 1930, worked at the Portland Public Library for several years, and then obtained a position as city librarian in Pocatello, Idaho. In 1942, she became an Army librarian at Camp White in Medford, Oregon, where she met her future husband, George. The couple married in 1945. After the war, she rejoined the staff of the Portland Public Library, working in a variety of capacities there until 1960, when she accepted a faculty appointment at Portland State University as a social science librarian. Here she was in charge of building from scratch the book collection for the social sciences. While working at PSU, she earned a master’s degree in history and became chair of readers’ services. An abridged version of her master’s thesis on early feminism in Portland was published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly. She retired from PSU in 1975 as professor emerita, but continued to work as a reference librarian at the Oregon Historical Society for another 10 years.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1997

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