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Friends, Alumnae and Family Honor Former Librarian

The staff of the Lilly Library hosted a reception recently to celebrate the unveiling of a portrait of Evelyn Harrison WC'30, head of the Woman's College Library (now Lilly Library) from 1949 until her retirement in 1979.  Miss Harrison was a mentor and supportive friend to librarians across the country, and she was often the first role model of a successful female administrator for the women who studied and worked at the library.

Under the leadership of Sally Schauman WC'59, a group of Miss Harrison's admirers--friends, alumnae, and family--engaged New York artist Steven Polson to paint her portrait, which now hangs in the Lilly Library lobby.

University Librarian Deborah Jakubs (l) and Kelley Lawton, head of the Lilly Library, at the unveiling of the portrait of Evelyn Harrison
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Posted 23 May 2007

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