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Marie Tremaine

b. Feb. 23, 1902, Buffalo, NY; d. Aug. 2, 1984, Washington, DC


Humberside Collegiate, Toronto
1926 BA (Hons, University of Toronto)
1926 Certificate Ontario Department of Education Library School
1929-1930 Carnegie Foundation, 1st Canadian Fellowship to study bibliographic methods,(University of London, School of Librarianship)
1935-1937 Carnegie Fellowship for bibliographic Studies on Canadian Imprints, (Yale University)


1927-1941 Reference Division librarian, Toronto Public Library
1941-1947 Associate Head, Reference Division, Toronto Public Library
1947-1969 Director, Arctic Institute of North America,
1969-1975 Editor Emerita, Arctic Institute of North America


Tremaine, Marie (1930?) Handlist of Erasmus in the Bell collection of Victoria College.

Tremaine, Marie (1934). A Bibliography of Canadiana. With Frances Staton. Toronto: Toronto Public Library.

Tremaine, Marie (1952). A Bibliography of Canadian Imprints, 1751-1800.

Tremaine, Marie, ed. (1953-1975). Arctic Bibliography vols. 1-14.


Member: Arctic Circle, Arctic Institute of North America, founding member of Bibliographic Society of Canada and honorary president, 1965; CLA, OLA, SLA, BSA, American Geographical Society


1947 became an honorary member of CLA
1970 Marie Tremaine Medal was established by the Bibliographical Society of Canada and she was the first recipient
1973 Honorary member, Arctic Institute of North America
1976 D.Litt Trent University. Peterborough, Ontario


Marie Tremaine's work on Canadian Bibliography is considered to be an essential landmark in the field.


NAC (CAIN no. 4466); Canadian Who`s Who (1983)
Library and Archives Canada. Celebrating Women's Achievements. Marie Tremaine. Accessed August 15, 2013.

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