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Eggers, Lolly, 1929-2021



  • Existence: 1929-2021


Lauretta P. "Lolly" Eggers was born in September 1929 in Omaha, Nebraska. Her mother, Doryce Marie Wright Parker, was a housewife, and her father, Russell Sherwin Parker, was an executive for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. Lolly Eggers married Delos Eggers in 1951. They had three children: Kim Parker Eggers (1953-), Kevin Benson Eggers (1955-2001), and Kelly Andrews Eggers (1956-). Lolly Eggers graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in 1951. She received an MA Library Science from the University of Iowa in 1969. That same year, she was hired at the Iowa City Public Library. During her first six years there, she worked as reference librarian, acting head of Adult Services, and head of the Technical Processing Department. She became Director of the library in 1974, and held the position until her retirement in 1994. Lolly Eggers has published several articles and two books related to the library profession. Her books are: A Century of Stories: The History of the Iowa City Public Library, 1896-1997 (1997), and Iowa City's Irving Weber, A Biography (2006). A dedicated social activist, Lolly Eggers was involved with the Iowa League of Women Voters, the Johnson County Commission on the Status of Women, and other women's rights and political action groups. Eggers died in Iowa City on February 26, 2021.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lolly Eggers papers

Identifier: IWA0806

Papers related to the social activism and career of librarian Lolly Eggers.

Dates: 1963-1994