Anne Fiske Sturtevant, 86, librarian

April 23, 2002

Anne Fiske Sturtevant, a retired public and university librarian, died Thursday of complications from lung cancer at her home in the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 86.

A Baltimore native, Miss Sturtevant was a graduate of Friends School and earned degrees from Goucher College and the University of Michigan.

From 1941 to 1953, she held administrative positions at the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library, and libraries at the University of Iowa and what is now Towson University.

In 1953, she moved to Philadelphia, establishing the education, philosophy and religion department at the Philadelphia Free Library. She remained there for 20 years and served on many library committees. She was chairwoman of the American Library Journal from 1960 to 1962 and contributed articles to many library and educational periodicals.

In retirement, Miss Sturtevant continued to volunteer at libraries and headed the Second Presbyterian Church's Sturtevant Library, which was named in honor of her father, the late Edwin M. Sturtevant.

She was a member of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Woman's Club of Roland Park and Kappa Alpha Theta.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a sister, Roselie Sturtevant Bond of Towson, six nephews, and 11 grandnieces and grandnephews.

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