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Gratia Alta Countryman: Outstanding Librarian & Community Servant: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Books & Articles

Gratia Countryman: Her Life, Her Loves, and Her Library, by Jane Pejsa. 
Minneapolis : Nodin Press, c1995.
MNHS call number: Z720.C78 P45 1995

Gratia’s Letters, by Robert MacGregor Shaw. 
In Hennepin History. Vol. 65, no. 1 Winter 2006, p. 32-34.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612.H52 H42 v.65:1. Online access available through Minneapolis Special Collections

The Library Book: Centennial History of the Minneapolis Public Library, by Bruce Weir Benidt.
Minneapolis Public Library and Information Center, 1984.
MNHS call number: Z733.M66 B46 1984

Women of Minnesota: Selected Biographical Essays, edited by Barbara Stuhler and Gretchen Kreuter.  
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1998.
Chapter 10: Gratia Alta Countryman: librarian and reformer by Nancy Freeman Rohde.

MNHS call number: HQ1438 .M6 W65 1998

Spatial Evolution of the Minneapolis Public Library System, 1885-1977,  by Robert Gordon Freestone.
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Minnesota, 1977.
MNHS call number: Z733.M66 F74

Film & Video

Episodes in the Life of a Librarian, film
Minnesota : s.n., 1929.
Shows some of the tasks of Minneapolis Public Library librarian and director Gratia A. Countryman including paperwork, dealing with patrons, collection maintenance, showing visitors around the library, and taking books to patients in a hospital.
MNHS call number: User copy: Rm. 486 AV2009.41 (DVD)

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