Photograph of Emma Woodward MacMillan sitting in the North Carolina Room of the Wilmington Public Library on the day that she retired.
Emma Woodward MacMillan (1893-1975) is the daughter of William Joseph Woodward and was born in Wilmington, NC. She grew up in Wilmington and attended the Hemenway school through the 8th grade. Emma worked for the Wilmington Public Library, and in 1924 she was hired as Chief Librarian. Known as "Miss Emma," she remained in her position for 28 years. During her career, the library's collection was multiplied five times over and circulation significantly increased. Emma helped to start the bookmobile service and built the North Carolina Collection. She retired from the library in 1951. After retirement, Emma published a book titled, "Wilmington's Vanished Homes and Buildings," in 1966.
MacMillan, Emma, 1893-1975; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Public librarians
MacMillan, Emma Woodward. A Goodly Heritage. Wilmington: Wilmington Printing Company, 1961.
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