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Viola A. Bird, 1905 - 2007

Information about Viola Bird, Assistant Law Librarian under Mrs. Marian Gallagher


Penny A. Hazelton, Memorial: Viola A. Bird (1905-2007), 99 Law Libr. J. 934 (2007).

Peggy Roebuck Jarrett, Our Oldest Alumna--Viola Bird, UW Law, Fall 2006, at 52.

A Tribute to Viola A. Bird on the Occasion of Her 100th Birthday, 97 Law Libr. J. 205  and 97 Law Libr. J. 209 (2005).
Contributors include colleagues, friends, and Gallagher Law Library staff. Selected comments:

In corporate terminology, while [Mrs.] Gallagher was the CEO, Bird was the chief operating officer who kept the library functioning.

Dan. F. Henke, 97 Law Libr. J. at 216.

Mrs. Bird, through her talent, dedication, and the force of her personality, created a generation of lawyers who expected excellent library service and took pride in the collection and staff.

Peggy Roebuck Jarrett, 97 Law Libr. J. at 217.

Viola is fun loving and has a wonderful sense of humor. She is not above slipping out of a meeting to go out shopping for shoes, or to go to the Playboy Club, a concert, or to find a good place for a hot fudge sundae.

Jacquelyn Jurkins, 97 Law Libr. J. at 219.

There's Mrs. Bird, riding the Siberian Express, standing atop the Great Wall, at Luxor, Petra, Tibet, Tanzania, viewing the Great Barrier Reef, and crawling to the shore in Mexico after her excursion boat swamped by attempting to dock.

Reba Turnquist, 97 Law Libr. J. at 229-30.