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Oral History: Borland, Virginia, January 30, 1979 [interview]
Borland, Virginia, 1916-1981
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
January 30, 1979
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Oral Histories
Rights Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
January 30, 1979
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Virginia's legacy in Marin County stems from her role as the librarian of the Civic Center branch. After graduating from Stanford University, Virginia worked as a counselor at Marin County's Juvenile Hall, a position she left in favor of earning a degree in Library Science and assuming her role at the Marin County Free Library. Shortly before her retirement in 1978, she successfully petitioned the Board of Supervisors to pass legislation ensuring the perpetuity of the Anne T. Kent California Room. Here, she discusses her career as a librarian and the founding of the California Room under the supervision of Virginia Keating. Virginia Borland's love of nature inspired her to found the Tamalpais Trail Riders, an organization for the community's outdoor enthusiasts. From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
1 sound cassette; 80 minutes
OH_Borland, Virginia
Oral Histories
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Borland, Virginia, 1916-1981
Marin County Free Library
Tamalpais Trail Riders
Marin County (Calif.)

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