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Document Details


Title: Virginia Keating
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: The former head of the Marin County Library at Civic Center, Virginia had lived in San Anselmo since 1907. This interview was recorded at the Octagon House. A Marin county Librarian for 38 years (1931-1968), Virginia tells how Marin County got its library in 1926. Anne T. Kent joins in these reminiscences. On August 3, 1926, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to establish a library. Virginia shares the stories of early problems, moving library branches, budget problems, re-location of the library from the basement at the Court House to the Coleman School to the Civic Center. Virginia explains how she created a bookmobile and started the “California Room.” She relates many humorous experiences over the years as a County Librarian.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/vkeatingft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Keating, Virginia, 1904-2003
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1904
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Librarian
Age at speaking: 70
Document location: San Rafael, CA
Document date: 06-Jul-1974
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029605-32836