Monday, October 18, 2010

Who was Emma Waters Summar?

In light of homecoming and the fact that the library has been promoting Union's storied past like the football team it might be a good time to discuss the library's namesake, Emma Waters Summar. Before the current library or the Pennick Academic Complex was built Emma Waters Summar was the head librarian. Paul Sorrell has written an excellent article about who she was and so in case you why the library is called what it is and why her picture is hanging across from the circulation desk:

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