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Dr. Mary T. Dooley Map Library: About Dr. Mary T. Dooley

A guide to the cartographic materials of Memorial Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Mary T. Dooley


Professor Dooley (1924-2018) was a member of the faculty from 1966 to 1990 in the Geography Department; she served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and at retirement was Acting Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research and teaching focused on understanding historical land use. Professor Dooley taught cartography throughout her career, and she created countless maps documenting socio-economic, demographic and land-use change. She is known for her map of the ethnic heritage of immigrants to Blue Earth County, 1880. In 2003 Professor Dooley left a financial gift to MSU to be used for student scholarships, field research, and the development of the collections in the University Map Library. The Dr. Mary T. Dooley Geography and Map Library Endowments honor a scholar and educator who has been a consistent and generous supporter of the Department of Geography.

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