Mary E. Taffe scrapbooks
Held at: Millbrook Society [Contact Us]32 North York Road, P.O. Box 506, Hatboro, PA, 19040
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Mary E. Taffe of Broomall, Delaware County, Pennsylvania was born in 1922. She graduated from Sharon Hill Academy and Chestnut Hill College, and worked as a librarian for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News for 41 years before retiring in 1985. In her obituary, friends remembered, "She planned her vacations down to the last detail, spending weeks researching the place she was going to see. During her visit, she would take pictures and notes...[for] elaborate scrapbooks...each meticulously assembled with a handwritten narrative and pictures with captions." Taffe retired in 1985 and passed away the following year.
Nicholson, Jim. "Mary E. Taffe, 64, of Broomall, Daily News-Inquirer Librarian." Daily News, September 23, 1986. Accessed October 26, 2011. http://articles.philly.com/1986-09-23/news/26074924_1_inquirer-chief-librarian-knight-newspapers.
The Mary E. Taffe scrapbooks are extremely intricate and include photographs, clippings, ephemera, and maps, all well-annotated. These scrapbooks document Taffe's travels alone and with friends to Florida, California, New England, and Canada from 1948 to 1956.
Transfer from Marple Public Library, circa 1990.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
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