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Troxel, Wilma*

Also see Wilma Troxel's Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, 1954–1957
  • Subcommittee on Internship, Member, 1948–1953; Chair, 1952–1953
  • Committee on Standards, Chair 1952–1953
  • Board of Directors, Member, 1949–1952
  • Committee on Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Librarianship, Member, 1948–1950
  • Committee to Co-Operate with the American Library Association, Board of Personnel Administration's Task Analysis Study, Chair, 1948–1949
  • Nominating Committee, Member, 1945–1948; Chair, 1948
  • Committee on Establishing Awards, Member, 947–1948
  • Committee on Standardization of Library Statistics, Member, 1936–1937

Honors and Awards


  • 100 Most Notables, 1998
  • Fellow, 1971

Other Accomplishments & Activities

  • Consultant to Medical Library, Chieng Mai, Thailand 1964–1965
  • Institute on Developments in Medical Library Administration, Chicago, IL, Co-director, 1962
  • 1st International Congress on Medical Librarianship, London, UK, Participant, 1953
  • Veterans Administration training courses for librarians, 1949–1950
  • Special Libraries Association, Illinois Chapter, Informant, Editor, 1933–1934; President

Publications (5 representative)

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


  • Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Library Administration, University of Illinois, 1945–1970
  • Director, Quine Library of Medical Sciences, University of Illinois–Chicago, 1945–1970
  • Librarian, Medical and Dental Library, University of Illinois–Chicago,1934–1945
  • Cataloger, University of Illinois, 1930–1934
  • Assistant Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1927–1930

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • Flower MA. Transcript of oral interview with Wilma Troxel. 1986. (Print copies of the oral history can be found through the Regional Medical Libraries. An oral history summary and photo are available. [cited 24 Mar 2012].)


  • MA, Library Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1932
  • BS, Library Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1927
  • BS, Mathematics, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1926


(Birth 1906; Death 1994)

Contributed by Diane McKenzie

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