Constance Mabel Winchell

Constance Mabel Winchell (November 2, 1896 - May 23, 1983) was an American librarian. Winchell worked at Columbia University for thirty-eight years before retiring in 1962. She is best remembered for producing the seventh and eighth editions of the Guide to Reference Books. In 1999, American Libraries included Constance Winchell in a list of 100 most influential individuals in the field of library and information science. Constance Winchell was born on November 2, 1896. Her family lived in Northampton, Massachusetts. Tragically, Winchell’s father died early, when Constance was only five years old. This left her mother as the sole provider for Winchell and her three brothers. Despite these difficulties, Winchell’s education was never jeopardized. Winchell’s family valued learning and education. Many of her relatives were college graduates and scholars, despite the relative rarity of obtaining an advanced degree in the early twentieth century. Winchell’s future career was further influenced by her aunt Mabel Winchell who was a librarian in New Hampshire. Additionally, her mother occasionally rented rooms to lecturers from a local college to support the family.

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Date of birth
November 2nd, 1896
Place of birth
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America
Date of death
May 23rd, 1983 at age of 86
Place of death
New Paltz


1. University of Michigan Colleges/University

The University of Michigan (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

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Type Flagship university
2012. 8.4 bil. $
2011. 7.8 bil. $
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Fleming Administration Building, 48109 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
2013. 28,283
2010. 27,027
2009. 26,208
2013. 15,427
2010. 14,897
2009. 15,466
Acceptance rate
2014. 32.2 %
2012. 36.6 %
2011. 40.6 %
2010. 41.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 14.8 K $
2011. 12.6 K $
2010. 11.8 K $
2009. 11.7 K $
2008. 11 K $
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b. 1895., Academic
b. 1896., American Football Quarterback
b. 1895., American Football Guard
b. 1893., Athlete
b. 1897., Academic
b. 1900., American Football Player
b. 1897., Sculptor
b. 1893., American football head coach


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