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Caroline Shillaber

Shillaber, Caroline

Caroline Shillaber was a librarian at MIT’s Rotch Library. She began as an assistant librarian in 1931, and worked her way up to the post of chief librarian for the Landscape Architecture and City Planning (LACP) library at Harvard in 1963. She inherited the post from Katherine McNamara. Shillaber stayed at the LACP library until 1975. In the 1940s, she consulted on the development of the garden library at Dumbarton Oaks. According to correspondence by Anne Sweeney, Shillaber sent volumes to be added to the collection. Shillaber was also the author of several bibliographies and books, including References on City and Regional Planning (1959) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, 1861-1961: A Hundred Year Chronicle (1963).



Alofsin, Anthony. The Struggle for Modernism: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning at Harvard. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2002.

“Learning about MIT: A Bibliography.” MIT Libraries. Accessed August 1, 2014.