Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893-1979)

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Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy, (MBE) (1893-1979)
Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy, MBE (1893-1979)
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Librarian; Scientist
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Mary Ellinor Lucy Archer (1893-1979), librarian and scientist, was born on 13 November 1893 at Malvern, Melbourne, daughter of Oakeley Archer, a civil engineer from England, and his Victorian-born wife...

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Mary Archer was CSIRO's first woman scientist, and chief librarian from 1923-1954. She was appointed MBE - The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) - 2 January 1956 for her work as the CSIRO's chief librarian.

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Mary Archer was CSIRO's first woman scientist, and chief librarian from 1923-1954. She is commemorated by the Library Association of Australia's Ellinor Archer award, first bestowed in 1984.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Secretary and Investigator to the Special Committee on Seed Improvement of the Advisory Council of Science and Industry (Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry from 1920)
  • Career position - In charge of the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry's library (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from 1926)
  • Career position - Librarian and Scientific Assistant at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Librarians, Victorian branch
  • Career position - Chief Librarian at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation from 1949)
  • Career position - Federal President Australian Institute of Librarians
  • Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893-1979), librarian and scientist
    Whyte, Jean P.
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  3. Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893 - 1979), Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  4. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893-1979), Librarian and Scientist
    Whyte, Jean P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 66-67
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003

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