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consists of letters from Dr. Kerlan to Linda Fishman.
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From the time Linda F. Lapides was old enough to cross the streets
alone, she "lived" at the Keyworth Avenue branch of the Enoch Pratt Free
Library. Her parents and her childhood librarians, Miss Johnson and Miss Reese,
encouraged her love of reading. She still has the certificates she received for
participating in the library summer reading programs. She has good memories of
reading Maureen Daly's Seventeenth Summer, the only teenage romance of the
time, and of standing on top of the slate ledges which covered the heating
system so that she could reach the adult books at the library. While attending
the University of Maryland, she applied and received a full Pratt scholarship
to the Columbia University School of Library Service. After graduation, she
began her thirty-two year career at Pratt where she embraced Mrs. Edward's
mission--to transform the minds and lives of young people through books. Mrs.
Lapides has written articles, given presentations and served on local and
national committees promoting work with the teenage.
Biographical Source: http://www.carr.org/mae/trustees.html ,2008.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of letters from Dr. Irvin Kerlan to Linda
Fishman (later Lapides). Additional correspondence between Kerlan and Fishman
is available in the Irvin Kerlan Papers.
- The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
Note Additional correspondence between Kerlan and Fishman (Lapides) is
available in the Irvin Kerlan Papers.
Letters from Dr. Kerlan to Linda Fishman
(72 p.) Box 1