Cunningham, Eileen Roach (1894-1965)
- 1929 - 1965
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Historical or Biographical Note
An active member of the Medical Library Association, Mrs. Cunningham chaired the MLA committee charged with obtaining foreign medical and scientific literature. In 1935, she attended the first conference of the International Federation of Library Associations; thereafter, she was to be found at almost every worldwide gathering of librarians that might occur. Her worldwide reputation increased, as assignments with UNESCO and the U.S. State Department were added to her other obligations. In 1947, Cunningham became president of MLA; in 1949, she was honored with the first Marcia C. Noyes Award for medical librarianship.
Cunningham retired and gained Librarian Emeritus status in 1956, though she did not rest long; within two years, she organized the Basic Medical Sciences Institute in Karachi, Pakistan. Thereafter, she continued her travels, attendance at library functions, and public service work. Cunningham passed away in 1965.
For more information, please see the VUMC Online Biography of Eileen Cunningham.
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