Nancy Atkinson collection, 1972

Overview of the Collection

Atkinson, Nancy, 1906-2004
Nancy Atkinson collection
1972 (bulk)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 525
Scrapbook from co-workers at retirement from U of I Library, university certificates, and correspondence.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Nancy Ida Atkinson was born on December 9, 1906 to Frank W. and Olivia Lang Atkinson in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in Detroit and graduated from Liggett University School (high school). She later attended Mills College in California and the University of Michigan, eventually completing her degree in librarianship.

Atkinson moved to Moscow in 1943, and accepted a cataloging position at the University of Idaho. She worked at the university library until her retirement in 1972. Atkinson passed away on May 16, 2004 in Moscow, Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Nancy Atkinson was a cataloging librarian at the University of Idaho Library for more than twenty years. This collection includes various certificates and Atkinson's correspondences. It also includes a scrapbook given to her as a gift from her co-workers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Description of Item], Nancy Atkinson collection, MG 525, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Collection left in original order.


Information from the Biographical/Historical section came from the newspaper clipping of Nancy Atkinson's obituary from May 18, 2004 which is included in the collection.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I: Materials,   (bulk 1972; 2004) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Catalog Librarian, Emerita certificate
Certificate presented to Nancy Atkinson from University of Idaho President Ernest W. Hartung.
1 2
Includes certificates, correspondences, and other papers.
1 3
This scrapbook was given to Nancy Atkinson from her co-workers at her retirement.
1 4
Obituary of Nancy Atkinson
May 18, 2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Academic libraries
  • Librarians
  • Libraries
  • Library science
  • University of Idaho