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Moyer, Florence



  • Existence: 1891 - 1985


Florence Moyer worked at the Oak Park Public Library for over 50 years.

Moyer was born in Shannon, IL 18 May 1891. Her father was a pharmacist and had a small library in his drugstore. She worked at the Freeport Public Library while studying library science.

She joined the Oak Park Public Library in 1923, when it was then known as the Scoville Insitute. Moyer first worked in cataloging and childrens before working in the Dole Branch (then known as the North Branch) from 1929-1936. She then worked in the cataloging department of the Main Library until her retirement in 1959. During this time, she oversaw the Local Authors collection.

After retiring, until at least 1981, Moyer collected the works of over 265 Oak Park and River Forest authors and compiled newspapers and magazines clippings on them. She also collected newspaer clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other materials on Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings. Moyer later moved to Racine, Wisconsin to live closer to family. She died 3 June 1985. Her services were held at First United Church of Oak Park.

See also: Oak Leaves 27 March 1974 p. 17; Oak Leaves 14 April 1976 p. 23; Oak Leaves 26 August 1981 p. 71; Wednesday Journal 12 June 1985 p. 34