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Born in Wisconsin, Maud Durlin Sullivan (1870 – 1943), served as librarian of the El Paso Public Library for over thirty years where she became one of the most important public librarians in the Southwest. She mentored and helped the careers of El Paso artists and writers, such as Tom Lea and Carl Hertzog, and provided the city of El Paso with a culturally rich, functional, and public-oriented library. The Maud Durlin Sullivan papers date 1783, 1872 – 1977, bulk 1926 – 1943. Types of records include correspondence, notes, clippings, speeches, programs, photographs, proclamations, publications, and other printed material. Arranged in six series (Biographical information, Career, Correspondence, Photographs, Publications, and John Kevin Sullivan), these papers document Maud Sullivan’s life, personal and professional relationships in Wisconsin and El Paso, activities and interests, and career in librarianship.