Jay, Miss Berdena

Photograph of Miss Berdena Jay.

Photograph of Miss Berdena Jay

Miss Berdena Jay

Miss Berdena Jay was the first librarian of the Shenandoah Public Library, and served for 43 years from 1905-1948. Jay was born January 10, 1869 near Waverly, Iowa and graduated from Drake University in 1892. She served as a schoolteacher before being appointed to the role of librarian.

Source: Shenandoah Public Library