Emily C. Sanders was born December 14, 1905 in Beaufort, SC.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in
1940 with a B.A. degree. She also took courses at College of
Charleston, Pratt Institute (Library Science), Columbia University
(NY), University of Chicago, the Citadel, and Winthrop. She worked as
assistant librarian at Timrod Library in Summerville, SC from
1927-1930, and later at Summerville High School from 1930-1936. She was
an assistant at the Pratt Institute Free Library in Brooklyn, New York.
She went on to become the director of the Charleston County Free
Library from 1940-1978. She was involved in several organizations
including ALA, SELA, SCLA (as president and vice president), League of
Women Voters, and
the United Nations Association. Ms. Sanders died June 19, 1999 in
Charleston, SC. (Photo courtesy of Charleston County Library)