- Dr. Frances Lander Spain [1903-1999] was a 1925 graduate of Winthrop with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received a B. L. S. degree from Emory University (1936) and M. A. and Ph. D degrees from the University of Chicago (1940, 1944). Dr. Spain served as the Director of Library and Professor of library science at Winthrop (1936-1949). For more information, see also her papers in the Pettus Archives Manuscript Collection-Francis Lander Spain Papers Accession 4; an Oral History Interview (OH 081); and the Lander Family History Accession 715 #109.
- Nancy Jane Day (1905-1995) was a Winthrop Instructor of Library Science 1939-1943. For more information, see also her papers in the Pettus Archives Manuscript Collection Accession 629 and an Oral History Interview (OH 188).
Winthrop News Service, "Francis L. Spain Elected President of Library Association" (1946). Winthrop News 1946. 45.
South Carolina Library Association, Southeastern Library Association, Winthrop Faculty
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