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Barrette, Elise Draper



  • Existence: 1911-1994


Elise Draper Barrette was born in Jackson County, Tenn. She received a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and a master's degree in library science from George Peabody College and then began a long career as a librarian and library educator. She was a librarian at Shorter College and David Lipscomb College before coming to ETSU in 1949 as director of the library science program. She remained in this position until her retirement in 1977. She was active in the ETSU Retirees Association and was a founder of the Boone Tree Library Association. She was married to Paul Barrette, also a librarian at ETSU. Mrs. Barrette died on November 19, 1994 at the age of 83.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Elise Draper Barrette Papers

Identifier: UnivRec-0542
Scope and Contents

The Elise Draper Barrette Papers document Barrette's work as a librarian and as director of the library science program at East Tennessee State College (later East Tennessee State University). Material includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, speeches, writings, and school-related papers. Major subjects encompassed by the papers include Barrette's academic work at ETSU, library science institutes for training school librarians, and her work as a library consultant.

Dates: 1931-1994, undated