- Existence: 1950 - 1996
Anita K. Lowry was born on February 26, 1950 in Logansport, Indiana to Dr. Charles Haven and Norma Lee McClintock Lowry. She graduated from high school in Logansport, and later graduated with a B.A. in comparative literature from Indiana University. She continued her studies and received an M.S. in library service from Columbia University, and also an M.A. in cinema studies from New York University. Anita Lowry married W. Dwight Van Horn III in June 1980 in Mount Kisco, New York. Lowry also was employed at Columbia University for twenty years, where she was the Deputy Head of the Butler Reference Department and co-founder and director of the Library's Electronic Text Service. In 1993 Lowry was hired by the University of Iowa Libraries to head the newly established Information Arcade at the Main Library. There she actively continued her long-standing interest in electronic resources for research and teaching. Lowry died in July 1996 following heart surgery.