Countryman, Gratia A. (Gratia Alta), 1866-1953

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Gratia A. Countryman was born in Hastings, Minnesota, November 29, 1866, the daughter of Levi N. and Alta Chamberlain Countryman. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1882 and from the University of Minnesota in 1889. Shortly after graduating from the University she joined the staff of the Minneapolis Public Library. In 1890 she was head cataloger, and in 1903 she was made head librarian, succeeding James K. Hosmer. In 1918, Gratia Countryman adopted a son, Wellington. Aside from her work as a librarian, Gratia Countryman was active in many civic and social organizations, including the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. In 1932 she received an honorary M.A. degree from the University of Minnesota. She was president of the American Library Association in 1934. She retired from the Minneapolis Public Library in 1936 and died in Duluth, Minnesota, in August 1953.

From the guide to the Gratia A. Countryman and family papers., 1861-1953., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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referencedIn Levi N. Countryman and family papers., Undated and 1855-1930. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Gratia A. Countryman and family papers., 1861-1953. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Twin City Library Club. Twin City Library Club records, 1906-1984. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. William Watts Folwell papers, ca. 1856-1929. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.). North East Neighborhood House records, 1889-1961, 2002-2003. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Countryman, Levi N. (Levi Nelson), 1832-1924. Levi N. Countryman and family papers, undated and 1855-1930. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Women's Welfare League of Minneapolis. Organization records. 1911-1962. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Countryman, Gratia A. (Gratia Alta), 1866-1953. Gratia A. Countryman and family papers, 1861-1953. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Watts Folwell Papers, 1856-1929 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn North East Neighborhood House records., 1889-1961, 2002-2003. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Oakwood Cemetery Association (Dakota County, Minn.). Cemetery association records, 1856-1962. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
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Relation Name
associatedWith American Library Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938. person
associatedWith Countryman, Alta Chamberlain. person
associatedWith Countryman, Alta Chamberlain. person
associatedWith Countryman, David. person
associatedWith Countryman, David. person
associatedWith Countryman family. family
associatedWith Countryman family. family
associatedWith Countryman, Levi N. (Levi Nelson), 1832-1924. person
associatedWith Countryman, Theophilus Russell, 1857-1949. person
associatedWith East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Folwell, William Bainbridge, 1878-1938 person
associatedWith Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. person
associatedWith Goode, J. Paul, 1862-1932. person
associatedWith Hastings High School (Hastings, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Hosmer, James Kendall, 1834-1927. person
associatedWith Minneapolis Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922. person
associatedWith Oakwood Cemetery Association (Dakota County, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Pejsa, Jane. person
associatedWith Putnam, Herbert, 1861-1955. person
associatedWith Truax, Lany Countryman. person
associatedWith Truax, Lany Countryman. person
associatedWith Twin City Library Club. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Welfare League of Minneapolis. corporateBody
associatedWith Yourdon, Emma Belle. person
associatedWith Yourdon, Emma Belle. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Hastings (Minn.)
Europe
Hastings (Minn.).
Minnesota
Great Britain
Europe
Minneapolis (Minn.).
United States
Minneapolis (Minn.)
Subject
Libraries
Libraries
Libraries
Temperance
Education
Education
Occupation
Librarians
Activity

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Birth 1866-11-26

Death 1953-07-26

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