Monday, October 09, 2006

Murray M. and Edith C. Wise Library Fund Established

The University Libraries are pleased to report the creation of the Murray M. and Edith C. Wise Library Fund through the Ball State University Foundation.
The fund was established with an outright gift of $31,671 from the estate of Edith Croft Wise. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support for the greatest current needs of Bracken Library.
Edith Croft Wise was born in Muncie in 1907. She attended Ball State University, graduated from American University in Washington, and received a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Rutgers University. She worked as a reference librarian at the U.N. Headquarters and later became head of the reference department at New York University Library. After retiring, she took on several library positions, including the New York Port Authority, American Folk Art Museum in New York, and Kirkland Village in Bethlehem, PA.


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