Betty T. Girling papers 1945-1978
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The West Bank Union at the University of Minnesota was established in 1967 to offer services to students. It took until 1980 for the union to have its own space in Willey Hall, including an auditorium and lounge spaces for students. Student services and facilities were established in the newly constructed West Bank Union skyway, which connected Willey and Blegen Halls. From the guide to the West Bank Union papers, circa 1970s-1980s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Arch...
Elizabeth "Betty" Thomas Girling was born in 1917 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. She earned her B.A. in 1940, B.S. in 1947 and her M.S. in education in 1948, all from the University of Minnesota. Girling joined the staff of the University of Minnesota's KUOM radio station in 1940 as an administrative fellow. She became program director in 1941 and was appointed as director of the Minnesota School of the Air in 1946. The Minnesota School for the Air broadcasted educational programs to school children...