As we saw in a previous blog posting, a few MPL Directors/Librarians have been "camera-shy." We have a place for their portraits on the Library's Directors' Wall, but, sadly, there were no suitable photographs available when the gallery was compiled in 2006.
Digging deeper, we discovered a group photo that includes Norris (misspelled "Morris") Greeson in the 1911 Mooresville High School yearbook, but the names at the bottom don't correspond with the arrangement of the people in the picture.
We also received a fine digital image of Mrs. Talley from Rachel Metheny of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. The photo was scanned from a church membership directory.
Now all we have to do is enlarge an "isolation shot" from one of these digital images and place Mrs. Talley in her rightful place among our library directors' photo gallery.
We thought it fitting to include Mrs. Talley's obituary, as it affords further details from her career as a librarian.
The only image we have of Sharon Beatrice (MPL Director, 1984-1987) is from two newspaper articles, the first of which is on microfilm.
We appreciate the many contributions that Mrs. Talley and Ms. Beatrice made during their respective tenures as MPL Director. If, by some incredible coincidence, Ms. Beatrice is reading this blog posting (probability slightly less than hitting the moon by throwing a stone into the air), please send us your photo. An 8" x 10" portrait would be fine. Color, please and thanks. Glossy is okay. Digital photo is even better. You know our mailing address and email (they're on our web site home page).