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The Ruth McBirney papers, 1897-1991

 

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The Ruth McBirney papers document the personal life and professional career of a librarian from Boise, Idaho.  A graduate of Whitman College and the University of Washington, she worked at Columbia University in New York (1942-1946) and the American Library in Paris (1947-1953) before returning to her hometown, where she became head of the Boise Junior College Library.  During the course of her twenty-three years here (1954-1977) she oversaw its transition from a junior college library to one serving a four-year comprehensive state university.  Her papers include correspondence, datebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia, family papers, and photos, and it is particularly rich in documenting her life and work in post-World War II France. The collection occupies approximately 10 ft. of shelf space and spans the dates 1897-1991.  It was processed by Mary Carter-Hepworth and Alan Virta.

 



Outline of the collection

 

Biographical sketch

 Series I...Biographical and Personal Papers 

Series II...Family correspondence 

Series III...General correspondence 

Series IV...American Library in Paris 

Series V...Travel memorabilia 

Series VI...Memorabilia (including datebooks) 

Series VII...Family papers 

Series VIII...Photos

 


 

 

Ruth Campbell McBirney: A Biographical Sketch

 

Ruth Campbell McBirney was born in Boise, Idaho, on January 16, 1918, the daughter of James F. and Bertha Campbell McBirney.  She graduated from Boise High School in 1935, attended Boise Junior College for one year, and entered Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, in the Fall of 1936.  She was awarded an A.B. degree from Whitman College in May 1939, graduating with a major in French.  She was a soloist with the college glee club.  In 1940 she received a bachelors degree in library science from the University of Washington and returned to Boise where she worked for two years as a librarian at Boise Public Library and Boise Junior College.

 

In 1942 Miss McBirney went to New York, where she worked for the Music Library at Columbia University.  In 1947 she went to France to become reference librarian for the American Library in Paris.  She later was appointed head librarian.  Ruth McBirney returned to Boise, Idaho, in1 954 and became head librarian at Boise Junior College.  During her twenty-three years in that post, Boise Junior College became a four-year college and, in 1974, Boise State University.  As head librarian, Miss McBirney oversaw the construction of a new library building and built the collection from one of 20,000 volumes to one containing 300,000 volumes.

 

Miss McBirney retired from Boise State University in 1977.  She was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, the national music honorary, and of the First Presbyterian Church of Boise.  She served as president of the Idaho Library Association and the Soroptimist Club of Boise.  Ruth McBirney died in Boise, Idaho, on March 20, 1991.

 

           --Based on her obituary which appeared in the Idaho Statesman of March 22, 1991, and on information from her contract file in the Boise State University Archives. See also the autobiography she wrote for the Idaho Librarian, January 1977.

           




Series I: Biographical and Personal Papers


This series contains a variety of miscellaneous papers relating to various aspects of Ruth McBirney's personal life and library career.  While there are several files relating to her career at Boise State, most of the records of her work at the university (including the library's annual reports) are located in the University Archives, Record Group 50 (Library). 


Box 1: Biographical and Personal Papers

Folder   1            Biography
Folder   2            Clippings, 1945-1965
Folder   3            Obituary, 1991
Folder   4            Death certificate, 1991
Folder   5            Education, 1936-1958
Folder   6            Whitman College
Folder   7            Columbia University: Course notes, 1942-1943
Folder   8            University of London, 1957
Folder   9            Diplomas, 1939 and 1940 (Whitman College; University of Washington)
Folder 10            New York employment, 1942-1947
Folder 11            Boise Junior College: Library, 1958-1970
Folder 12            Boise Junior College: Library; Clippings
Folder 13            Boise State College: Clippings, etc.
Folder 14            Boise State University: Library, 1969-1974
Folder 15            Boise State University: Library; Retirement
Folder 16            Boise Junior College/Boise State University: Contracts, 1954-1977
Folder 17            Boise State University Foundation, 1974-1991
Folder 18            Ruth McBirney's passports
Folder 19            Automobile records
Folder 20            Income tax records, 1941-1977
Folder 21            Finances
Folder 22            Retirement, Financial
Folder 23            Japanese porcelain purchases, 1969-1971
Folder 24            Rug purchases
Folder 25            Stocks and deeds, 1906-1948
Folder 26            Travel
Folder 27            Whitman College contributions




Series II: Family correspondence


Ruth McBirney's letters home to her parents from Whitman College (1936-1939), University of Washington (1939-1940), New York City (1942-1947), and Paris (1947-1948), present almost day-by-day accounts of her activities while away from Boise.  She recounts entertainment and social events, as well as the trials, joys, and routines of daily life, with occasional comments about academics and work.  Her letters from France present vivid descriptions of the political and social turmoil of post-war Paris and the vibrant cultural life that continued despite it all, as well as the work of the American Library and her colleagues there.  After the death of her mother in 1948, only occasional letters home (to her father and Aunt Clara) are present in the files.


Ruth McBirney saved letters she received from her parents, and they are full of local Boise news and family matters.  This series of letters is most complete through 1947, when she left for France.  The letters Ruth McBirney's mother wrote during World War II, when Ruth was in New York, offer glimpses of wartime activities on the home front, as well as commentary on social events, local concerts, and activities at the First Presbyterian Church in Boise, of which the McBirneys were active members.  Ruth's mother sent her letters more than once a week, while her father was a less frequent correspondent. 


Other letters written by Ruth McBirney to her father during later vacation travel (after she moved back to Boise) are found in Series V, Travel memorabilia.
 

Box 2: Family correspondence

Folder   1            From Ruth: Whitman College, September- December 1936
Folder   2            From Ruth: Whitman College, January-May 1937
Folder   3            From Ruth: Whitman College, September-December 1937
Folder   4            From Ruth: Whitman College, January-June 1938
Folder   5            From Ruth: Whitman College, September-December 1938
Folder   6            From Ruth: Whitman College, January-May 1939
Folder   7            From Ruth: University of Washington, September-December 1939
Folder   8            From Ruth: University of Washington, January-August 1940
Folder   9            From Ruth: New York, September-December 1942
Folder 10            From Ruth: New York, January-May 1943
Folder 11            From Ruth: New York, June-December 1943
Folder 12            From Ruth: New York, January-May 1944
Folder 13            From Ruth: New York, June-December 1944
 

Box 3: Family correspondence

Folder   1            From Ruth: New York, January-June 1945
Folder   2            From Ruth: New York, June-December 1945
Folder   3            From Ruth: New York, January-June 1946
Folder   4            From Ruth: New York, July-December 1946
Folder   5            From Ruth: New York, January-February 1947
Folder   6            From Ruth: Paris, February-May 1947
Folder   7            From Ruth: Paris, June-September 1947
Folder   8            From Ruth: Paris, October-December 1947
Folder   9            From Ruth: Paris, January-March 1948
Folder 10            From Ruth: Paris, March-December 1948
Folder 11            From Ruth: Paris, January-December 1949
Folder 12            From Ruth: Paris, January 1950-November 1951
Folder 13            From Ruth: Paris, January 1952-November 1953
Folder 14            From Ruth: Summer Trip, May-August 1955
Folder 15            From Ruth: To J.F. McBirney, 1968-1970
Folder 16            From Ruth: To Elizabeth Campbell, 1959-1962
Folder 17            From Ruth:  Elizabeth Campbell Heller, 1965-1978
Folder 18            To and From Harry McBirney, 1964, 1975
Folder 19            To and From Warren McBirney, 1969-1982


Box 4: Family correspondence

Folder   1            To McBirney family: From Ethel and Jon McBirney, 1932-1935, 1959-65
Folder   2            To Ruth, April 1936
Folder   3            During Denver Trip, June 1936
Folder   4            To Ruth: Whitman, September 1936
Folder   5            To Ruth: Whitman, October 1936
Folder   6            To Ruth: Whitman, November 1936
Folder   7            To Ruth: Whitman, December 1936
Folder   8            To Ruth: Whitman, January 1937
Folder   9            To Ruth: Whitman, February 1937
Folder 10            To Ruth: Whitman, March 1937
Folder 11            To Ruth: Whitman, April 1937
Folder 12            To Ruth: Whitman, May 1937
Folder 13            To Ruth: Whitman, September 1937
Folder 14            To Ruth: Whitman, October 1937
Folder 15            To Ruth: Whitman, November 1937
Folder 16            To Ruth: Whitman, December 1937


Box 5: Family correspondence

Folder   1            To Ruth: Whitman, January 1938
Folder   2            To Ruth: Whitman, February 1938
Folder   3            To Ruth: Whitman, March 1938
Folder   4            To Ruth: Whitman, April 1938
Folder   5            To Ruth: Whitman, May 1938
Folder   6            To Ruth: Whitman, September 1938
Folder   7            To Ruth: Whitman, October 1938
Folder   8            To Ruth: Whitman, November 1938
Folder   9            To Ruth: Whitman, December 1938
Folder 10            To Ruth: Whitman, January 1939
Folder 11            To Ruth: Whitman, February 1939
Folder 12            To Ruth: Whitman, March 1939
Folder 13            To Ruth: Whitman, April 1939
Folder 14            To Ruth: Whitman, May 1939
Folder 15            To Ruth: University of Washington, December 1939


Box 6: Family correspondence

Folder   1            To Ruth: University of Washington, January 1940
Folder   2            To Ruth: University of Washington, February 1940
Folder   3            To Ruth: University of Washington, March 1940
Folder   4            To Ruth: University of Washington, April 1940
Folder   5            To Ruth: University of Washington, May 1940
Folder   6            To Ruth: New York, January 1942
Folder   7            To Ruth: New York, September 1942
Folder   8            To Ruth: New York, October 1942
Folder   9            To Ruth: New York, November 1942
Folder 10            To Ruth: New York, December 1942
Folder 11            To Ruth: New York, January 1943
Folder 12            To Ruth: New York, February 1943
Folder 13            To Ruth: New York, March 1943
Folder 14            To Ruth: New York, April 1943
Folder 15            To Ruth: New York, May 1943
Folder 16            To Ruth: New York, June 1943
Folder 17            To Ruth: New York, July 1943
Folder 18            To Ruth: New York, August 1943
Folder 19            To Ruth: New York, September 1943
Folder 20            To Ruth: New York, October 1943
Folder 21            To Ruth: New York, November 1943
Folder 22            To Ruth: New York, December 1943


Box 7: Family correspondence

Folder   1            To Ruth: New York, January 1944
Folder   2            To Ruth: New York, February 1944
Folder   3            To Ruth: New York, March 1944
Folder   4            To Ruth: New York, April 1944
Folder   5            To Ruth: New York, May 1944
Folder   6            To Ruth: New York, June 1944
Folder   7            To Ruth: New York, July 1944
Folder   8            To Ruth: New York, August 1944
Folder   9            To Ruth: New York, September 1944
Folder 10            To Ruth: New York, October 1944
Folder 11            To Ruth: New York, November 1944
Folder 12            To Ruth: New York, December 1944
Folder 13            To Ruth: New York, January 1945
Folder 14            To Ruth: New York, February 1945
Folder 15            To Ruth: New York, March 1945
Folder 16            To Ruth: New York, April 1945
Folder 17            To Ruth: New York, May 1945
Folder 18            To Ruth: New York, June 1945
Folder 19            To Ruth: New York, July 1945
Folder 20            To Ruth: New York, August 1945
Folder 21            To Ruth: New York, September 1945
Folder 22            To Ruth: New York, October 1945
Folder 23            To Ruth: New York, November 1945
Folder 24            To Ruth: New York, December 1945
Folder 25            To Ruth: New York, January 1946
Folder 26            To Ruth: New York, February 1946
Folder 27            To Ruth: New York, March 1946


Box 8: Family correspondence

Folder   1            To Ruth: New York, April 1946
Folder   2            To Ruth: New York, May 1946
Folder   3            To Ruth: New York, June 1946
Folder   4            To Ruth: New York, July 1946
Folder   5            To Ruth: New York, September 1946
Folder   6            To Ruth: New York, October 1946
Folder   7            To Ruth: New York, November 1946
Folder   8            To Ruth: New York, December 1946
Folder   9            To Ruth: New York/Paris, 1947
Folder 10            To Ruth: Paris, 1948
Folder 11            To Ruth: Paris, 1949-1950
Folder 12            To Ruth: From father and Aunt Clara, 1960-1966




Series III: General correspondence

 

Other than two files labeled "Professional Correspondence" (relating mainly to job searches and other business and non-personal concerns), the bulk of the material in this series consists of letters Ruth McBirney received from European friends after her return to America in 1953.  Among them were Ian Forbes Fraser, who continued as director of the American Library in Paris, and Suzanne Wang (Suzanne Mozère), whom she hired as a cataloger in 1949.  Other former colleagues from the American Library also continued to write to her up through the 1980s, relating news of the Library as well as their own personal lives.


Other foreign correspondents include Louise Ferry (in French, from Paris), British bookseller Bertram Rota, and (in the chronological letter files) Helena O'Loghlen (an occasional travel companion, from England) and Kit Atkinson (a mutual friend of Ian Forbes Fraser, also in England).  The series also includes a small file of papers documenting the financial support Ruth McBirney gave to Marcel Marceau in Paris at the outset of his career (Box 9, Folder 10).  Among the papers in that file are two handbills announcing Marceau's pantomime programs with Pierre Sonnier at the Théatre de Poche in 1949.


American Library colleague Suzanne Wang Mozère was born in China of a Chinese father and German mother.  Her father and at least one of her siblings remained there after the Communist revolution; other family members made their way to Europe and America.  Her letters (Box 9, Folders 12 and 13) reflect the experiences of a family separated by the Cold War divide, her father's imprisonment in China, and their unsuccessful attempts to secure his release.  Her letters, like those of some of the other correspondents from France, also include comments on the French political crisis in the 1950s and early 1960s brought on by the war in Algeria.


Box 9: General correspondence

Folder   1            Professional Correspondence, 1948-1955
Folder   2            Professional Correspondence, 1956-1982
Folder   3            Letter to the Editor, Idaho Statesman, February 1955
Folder   4            Boise Redevelopment Agency, 1974
Folder   5            Louise Ferry, 1954-1967
Folder   6            Louise Ferry, 1968-1983
Folder   7            Louise Ferry, 1984-1989 and undated
Folder   8             Ian Forbes Fraser, 1954-1962
Folder   9            Ian Forbes Fraser, 1963-1969
Folder 10            Marcel Marceau and Pierre Sonnier, 1949
Folder 11            Bertram Rota, 1953-1957
Folder 12            Suzanne Wang (Suzanne Mozère), 1955-1964
Folder 13            Suzanne Wang, 1965-1981
Folder 14            Correspondence, 1946, 1953
Folder 15            Correspondence, 1954
Folder 16            Correspondence, 1955-1957
Folder 17            Correspondence, 1958
Folder 18            Correspondence, 1959
Folder 19            Correspondence, 1960
Folder 20            Correspondence, 1961
Folder 21            Correspondence, 1962
Folder 22            Correspondence, 1963
Folder 23            Correspondence, 1964
Folder 24            Correspondence, 1965-1966
Folder 25            Correspondence, 1967-1968
Folder 26            Correspondence, 1969-1970
Folder 27            Correspondence, 1971-1972
Folder 28            Correspondence, 1973-1974
Folder 29            Correspondence, 1975-1976


Box 10: General correspondence

Folder   1            Correspondence, 1977-1978
Folder   2            Correspondence, 1979-1980
Folder   3            Correspondence, 1981-1982
Folder   4            Correspondence, 1983-1990
Folder   5            Correspondence, Date Unknown
Folder   6            Christmas cards from France, 1954-1968
Folder   7            Christmas cards from elsewhere, 1954-1968
Folder   8            Envelopes




Series IV:  American Library in Paris


Ruth McBirney maintained an active interest in the American Library in Paris even after returning to the United States in 1953.  Most of the material in this series dates after her return to Boise.  The Library's 30th anniversary brochure (Folder 15) contains her picture as the institution's head librarian; otherwise the only other papers in this series contemporaneous with her service there are some of the clippings in Folder 9.  Extensive correspondence with former colleagues at the Library (notably Ian Forbes Fraser and Suzanne Wang Mozère) is located in Series III (General correspondence), and Ruth McBirney's own comments on the Library during her tenure there can be found in her letters home to her parents (Series II).  Photos of the Library and her colleagues are located in Series VIII (Photos).  Ruth McBirney's years in France are the subject of an online exhibit entitled Chère Mac: An American Librarian in Paris, 1947-1953.


Box 10: American Library in Paris

Folder   9            American Library in Paris: Clippings, 1950s
Folder 10            American Library in Paris: Minutes and Reports, 1954-1959
Folder 11            American Library in Paris: Minutes and Reports, 1960-1965
Folder 12            American Library in Paris: Minutes and Reports, 1966-1969
Folder 13            American Library in Paris: Minutes and Reports, 1970-1975
Folder 14            American Library in Paris: Correspondence, 1953-1990
Folder 15            American Library in Paris: Publications, 1951-1989




Series V: Travels  


This series consists chiefly of letters Ruth McBirney wrote to her father and other relatives during vacation trips from 1956 on; together with miscellaneous travel memorabilia.  Photos from many of her trips are included in Series VIII (Photos).  The lecture notes (Folder 1) recapitulate her work at the American Library in Paris and contain some of her impressions of the country and the people.  They appear to have been written shortly after her return, for presentation to an audience.


Box 11: Travels

Folder   1            Lecture Notes: France, ca. 1954
Folder   2            Maps: Paris
Folder   3            Letters from Ruth: Mexico, 1956
Folder   4            Letters from Ruth: New York/London, Summer 1957
Folder   5            Letters from Ruth: Europe, Summer 1959
Folder   6            Letters from Ruth: Europe, Summer 1961
Folder   7            Letters from Ruth: United States, Summer 1962
Folder   8            Letters from Ruth: Europe, Summer 1965
Folder   9            Miscellaneous European Memorabilia, Summer 1978
Folder 10            Letters from Ruth: Egypt, 1979
Folder 11            Letters from Ruth: China, 1980
Folder 12            Letters to/from Ruth: Spain/Portugal, 1982
Folder 13            Miscellaneous India Memorabilia, 1984
Folder 14            Dried Flowers
Folder 15            Travel Slides



Oversize Drawer

Maps of Paris




Series VI: Memorabilia


Among the notable items in this series are Ruth McBirney's date books, or pocket diaries, from 1947 to 1966 (Box 13).  By and large they are a curt record of social activities ("Dinner with Louise," "Races at Longchamps, 2 pm,"), and rarely are there any other comments.  Hand in hand with her letters home, however, they document an active social and cultural life during her years in Paris, 1947-1953.  A childhood diary (in Box 14), which she kept intermittently from the age of ten until she was nineteen, are full of comments on family, friends, school work, and news (she made particular note of the closure of Boise's banks in August 1932 and the impact on her family's finances, for example ), as well as introspective personal reflections on her life and future.  The series also contains notes and texts of talks she gave to the Saturday Fortnightly Club, a women's study club in Boise; memorabilia from Boise High School, Whitman College, the P.E.O. Club, and Soroptimist Club; concert programs from Europe and America; and her pearls.


Box 11: Memorabilia

Folder 16            Memorabilia, Boise High School, 1931-1935
Folder 17            P.E.O. Club: Chapter "R", Boise, Idaho, 1979-1988
Folder 18            Soroptimist Club; Boise, Idaho, 1967
Folder 19            Saturday Fortnightly Club, Boise, Idaho, 1969-1988
Folder 20            Saturday Fortnightly presentation: China, 1980
Folder 21            Clippings, China
Folder 22            Saturday Fortnightly presentation: Alice Springs, Australia, 1983?
Folder 23            Saturday Fortnightly presentation: Crete, January 1985
Folder 24            Saturday Fortnightly presentation: Lapwai Mission and the McBeth sisters, 1988
Folder 26            Saturday Fortnightly presentation: Alice Fletcher, Nez Perce Indians, 1989
Folder 26            Saturday Fortnightly Unfinished presentation; Early Idaho Newspapers


Box 12: Memorabilia

Folder   1            Concert Programs: Boise, 1933-1935
Folder   2            Memorabilia; Boise Junior College, 1936-1941
Folder   3            First Presbyterian Church of Boise, 1937-1969
Folder   4            Knit For Victory, 194?
Folder   5            Programs: United States
Folder   6            Programs: Europe
Folder   7            Programs: New York City, 1944-1979
Folder   8            Programs: England, 1947-1978
Folder   9            Programs and memorabilia: France, 1947-1948
Folder 10            Programs and memorabilia: France, 1955-1978
Folder 11            Concert Programs: Boise, 1956-1969
 


Box 13: Memorabilia

Date books (pocket diaries), 1947-1957, 1959-1962, 1965-1966


Box 14: Memorabilia

Diary, 1928-1937 (written in 1905 green diary book "Lest We Forget")
New Testament and Psalms (gift of her parents, 1926)
String of pearls
Small address books (in one envelope)
Address book, 1979
Mileage register, 1950-1955
Health and garden journal, 1982-1989
Chapter R (P.E.O.) yearbooks, 1978/79-1986/87
Membership directories, Idaho State Chapter, P.E.O., 1979 and 1983


Box 15: Memorabilia

Scrapbook of clippings, cards, programs, 1934-1939 (Boise Junior College and Whitman College)
 


Box 16: Memorabilia

Waiilaptu, 1937-1939  (Whitman College yearbooks, 3 vols.)
Whitman College Class of 1939 50th Reunion booklet
The A Capella Chorus Book, by Christiansen and Cain (1932)




Series VII: Family Papers


This series contains papers of Ruth McBirney's parents, J.F. and Bertha Campbell McBirney, and genealogical notes and compilations on the McBirney, Campbell, and Tiedgen families.  Miss McBirney's paternal grandfather, Thomas McBirney (1837-1932), was born in Northern Ireland, settled and married in Iowa (where her father was born), and eventually relocated to Boise, Idaho, as did most of his adult children in the first decade of the 20th century.  Ruth's maternal grandparents, J.M. and Mary Campbell, also moved from Iowa to Boise about 1900.  The basic charts outlining her parents' siblings are found in Box 17, Folder 16.  Old family photos are located in Series VIII(Photos).


Box 17: Family papers

Folder   1            J.F. McBirney and Bertha Campbell bridal book, 1916
Folder   2            Bertha McBirney: Documents, 1897-1948
Folder   3            Bertha McBirney: Travel logs, 1936-1942
Folder   4            Bertha McBirney:  Sympathy correspondence at her death, 1948
Folder   5            J. Frank McBirney: Documents, 1902-1973
Folder   6            J. Frank McBirney: Deeds, 1906-1962
Folder   7            J. Frank McBirney: Boise Sewer Rate Board, 1951-1962
Folder   8            J. Frank McBirney: Sympathy correspondence at his death, 1973
Folder   9            J. Frank McBirney estate, 1973-1974
Folder 10            McBirney family expenses, 1935-1938, 1945, 1946
Folder 11            McBirney home in Boise: Sprinkler system, 1970, 1984
Folder 12            Campbell family papers
Folder 13            McBirney family memorabilia (mainly obituaries and announcements)
Folder 14            McBirney family genealogy, by Stanley McBirney, 1961 and 1970
Folder 15            McBirney and Tiedgen genealogy: Correspondence with Stanley McBirney, 1956-1982
Folder 16            McBirney and Tiedgen genealogy: Notes and documents
Folder 17            Mary Campbell: Sympathy correspondence at her death, 1934-1935
Folder 18            H.R. McBirney: Farm accounts, 1932-1955
Folder 19            Clara E. McBirney estate, 1969
Folder 17            Thomas McBirney estate, 1920, 1932
Folder 18            Helen Lambson estate, 1971-1973
Folder 19            Susan McBirney Randall, 1967-1968
Folder 20            Lois and Doris Randall, 1987


Box 18: Family papers

Memorial book for J. Frank McBirney, 1973
Weather records kept by J. Frank McBirney (5 vols.), 1943-1966
2 travel logbooks kept by Bertha Campbell McBirney (?)
Small commonplace book
Record of family vacations, 1925-1947 (in "GE 1925")
Leather wallet with Boise Natatorium design


Oversize drawers

Diplomas and certificates of J.F. McBirney




Series VIII: Photographs


Box 19: Photographs

Family photo album, 1907-1935
Family photo album, 1936-ca. 1940


Box 20: Photographs (loose)

Photo 1-20                   McBirney family photos
Photo 21-36                 Campbell family photo
Photo 37                      Christian Endeavour picnic, Boise, 1908
Photo 38-58                 J.F. McBirney
Photo 59-74                 Bertha Campbell McBirney
Photo 75-123               Ruth McBirney, to 1940
Photo 124-151             Ruth McBirney, 1940-1984 (including New York City)
Photo 152-184             Family and friends
Photo 185-188             Boise State University
Photo 189-205             Idaho
Photo 206-234             American Library in Paris and colleagues
Photo 235-272             Travel in France and Europe, 1947-1953
Photo 273-292             Travels, 1978-1980 (color snapshots)
Photo 293-300             Family camping and outdoor activities, pre-1940
Photo 301-320             American Library in Paris, branches in Toulouse and Montpelier, 1951


Box 21 (Oversize)

Oversize and framed photos




Go to an online exhibit about Miss McBirney's years in France


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