Sunday, October 16, 2011


Charlotte E. Wallace was born in Wallingford CT.

She received a certificate from the Pratt Institute Library School in 1897 and took the children’s librarians course at Pratt in 1900.

Wallace began working as a librarian in 1900 at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburg and headed two branches there.  In 1910 she moved to the Seattle Public Library, where she was Superintendent of Circulation.  She resigned in 1912 to travel abroad with her mother.  They returned from Europe in 1914, and that year Charlotte Wallace was appointed Branch Librarian at the Yorkville Branch.

Wallace resigned from NYPL in 1916 to marry Dwight Clark (ca. 1869-1935), an industrialist and director of the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation.  After her marriage she used the name Elizabeth W. Clark.  They lived in Pittsburgh, 1916-1920, and then moved to Washington DC., where they lived until at least 1930. 

Today would be Charlotte Wallace’s 138th birthday.

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