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Biographical entry Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893 - 1979)

MBE

Born
13 November 1893
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Died
3 May 1979
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Librarian

Summary

Mary Archer was CSIRO's first woman scientist, and chief librarian from 1923-1954. She is commemorated by the Library Association of Australia's Ellinor Archer award, first bestowed in 1984.

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1916
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1918
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1918 - 1923
Career position - Secretary and Investigator to the Special Committee on Seed Improvement of the Advisory Council of Science and Industry (Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry from 1920)
1923 - 1929?
Career position - In charge of the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry's library (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from 1926)
1929 - 1946
Career position - Librarian and Scientific Assistant at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
1945 - 1946
Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Librarians, Victorian branch
1946 - 1954
Career position - Chief Librarian at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation from 1949)
1948 - 1949
Career position - Federal President Australian Institute of Librarians
1956
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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