|Birth: ||Sep., 1912|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 1983|
As Director of the Mississippi Library Commission from 1957-1967, she developed the Mississippi public library system by forming regional libraries, funding new library buildings, and establishing public library service in some counties for the first time.
After her death, her papers were donated to the McCain Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Obituary from The Clarion Ledger November 22, 1983
Pascagoula - Mrs. Lura Gibbons Currier, formerly of 316 Cooper Road in Jackson, died Sunday at her home. Graveside services are at 2:30 p.m. today at Jackson Memorial Gardens...
A native of Stark, Kan., Mrs. Currier was the director of the Mississippi Library Commission until 1967 when she became director of the Pacific Northwest Bibliographic Center in Seattle, Wash. Her 30-year career included work as a journalist, teacher, librarian, consultant, lecturer, professor at the University of Washington, writer and library trustee.
Mrs. Currier is survived by her brothers, Vaughn E. Gibbons of Pascagoula and William Dean Gibbons of San Antonio, Texas, and sister, Mrs. T.L. Vaughn of Jackson, 11 nieces and nephews.
Vaughn E. Gibbons (1886 - 1962)
Frances M. Gibbons (1886 - 1971)
Lakewood South Memorial Park
Maintained by: LJH
Originally Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Nov 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44320335
In memory of and with appreciation for her outstanding leadership as Director of the Mississippi Library Commission in the 1950s and 60s|
Added: Dec. 15, 2009