Mary Rae Oxborrow Interview
Mary Rae Oxborrow was one of the first full-time professional staff to be hired at
Minitex in 1969. In the interview she describes what is was like to work with Minitex's first director,
Alice Wilcox; her main role at Minitex in bibliographic problem solving; a Halloween South Dakota trip
gone bad on Needles Highway near Rapid City; early technology used at Minitex for sending interlibrary
loan requests (for example, teletype machines); staff parties; Minitex office locations during the pilot
project and beyond; and the first Minitex logo, the winged messenger.
Interviewed by Sara Ring, Minitex, on May 26, 2011.
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