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1983-1986, Claudya B. Muller


1983-1986, Claudya B. Muller



Claudya Burkett was born in Bavaria, Germany on Sept. 14, 1946 while her father was stationed there in the military. Her parents were Ralph Leon Burkett and Elfiede Katherine Hilpert. Claudya came to the United States in 1952 and married William Albert Muller III on Dec 12, 1965. They had one daughter, Martha Genevieve. Claudya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 from Georgia Southern College and her Master of Librarianship in 1968 from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She became assistant to the head of circulation at Georgia State University; assistant director at War Woman Regional Library, Georgia; associate director at Ottumwa Heights College Library in Ottumwa, Iowa; bookmobile librarian at Gallia County District Library in Ohio; director at Jackson County Public Library in West Virginia; and Director of Worcester County Library in Snow Hill, Maryland. Muller became the State Librarian of Iowa on April 1, 1983 and served until 1986 when she accepted a position in New York . “Meet Claudya Muller, State Librarian…” Footnotes March 1983: front page “Muller, Claudya Burkett.” Who’sWho in the Midwest 1986-1987, 20th ed. Chicago: Marquis Who’sWho. 1985: 405.


State Librarians of Iowa 1837 - 2008 Compiled by Karon S. King Library Resource Technician State Library of Iowa 1112 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50319 2008


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