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History of the Schleg Lecture

Marilyn Crandell SchlegThe lecture is named for Marilyn Crandell Schleg, a 1958 graduate of Albion College and medical librarian with master’s degrees in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin and library science from the University of Michigan. In 1998, a love for libraries prompted Marilyn to endow the college with an archivist position and fund an annual lectureship dealing with archives and libraries. She stated:

“(My family and I) wanted to do something for Albion because Albion did so much for me.”

Marilyn was afflicted with Multiple System Atrophy, a form of Parkinson’s disease, for many years before her untimely death in July of 2001. Her husband, Edward Schleg, endowed the lecture in 2005 so that it would continue to serve as a memory to Marilyn far into the future.