ENGSTFELD, CAROLINE PROWELL, 1880-1949

Librarian. Born–February 27, 1880, ¬†Dayton, Marengo County. Parents– William J. and Margaret (Jemison) Prowell. Education– East Lake Atheneum, Hollins College, Howard College, and Columbia University. Employed by the New York Public Library, 1905-1912; head of Reference Service at Birmingham Public Library, 1912-1949. Member of the Alabama Library Association, American Library Association, and Southeastern Library Association, League of American Penwomen, Alabama Association for the Blind, and the Birmingham Writers Club. Served as treasurer of the Alabama Library Association. Died February 12,¬†1949.

Source:

Obituary, Birmingham News, February 14, 1949.

Alabama Blue Book and Social Register, 1929, and Library Journal, March 15, 1949.

Editor_Compiler:

Bibliography of Alabama Authors. Birmingham, Ala.; Howard College, 1923.