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Crawford, Helen*

See also Helen Crawford's Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Past President’s Council, Chair, 1973–1974
  • Vice President/President Elect, President, Past President 1971–1974
  • Board of Directors, Member, 1960–1964
  • Committee on the Central Office, Member, 1971–1974
  • Medical Libraries Group, Chair, 1958–1959
  • Exchange Committee, 1962–1965; Chair, 1963–1965
  • Midwest Regional Chapter
    • Executive Board, Chair, 1958–1959
    • Annual Meeting Program Chair, 1954, l957, 1970
Other Accomplishments and Activities
  • Acquired large portions of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh’s Library for the University of Wisconsin
  • Planned and oversaw construction of the William S. Middleton Medical Library, 1966

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow 1974
  • MLA Most Notable, 1998
  • Certified Librarians, Charter member
 Other Awards
  • Wisconsin State Medical Association, Presidential Citation, 1962
  • University of Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association, Emeritus Faculty Award, 1981
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PubMed Central.


  • Consultant, Health Sciences Library, Texas Tech University–Lubbock, 1971–1972
  • Medical Librarian and Associate Professor, William S. Middleton Health Sciences Library, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1966–1971
  • Librarian in Charge, School of Medicine Library, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1945–1966

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MLS, Graduate School of Library Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1945
  • BS, Library Sciences, Simmons College, Atlanta, GA
  • BA, German, University of North Dakota


(Birth 1906; Death 1994)

Contributed by Charles Sargent

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