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Catherine Binderup, 91

Catherine Binderup, 91, an alumna of Radcliffe College and a longtime University employee, died on September 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. Binderup was born in 1911 at Alliance, Nebraska. Upon receiving her nursing degree from the University of Nebraska, she moved to the East Coast to work as an assistant nurse at Radcliffe College. There, she completed an undergraduate degree in 1942. In 1946, following two years with the US Naval Reserve Nurse Corps, Binderup enrolled in Simmons College, earned a degree in library science, and returned to Radcliffe as a librarian in 1947.

In 1948, Binderup joined the staff of the Boston Medical Library, then located at 8 The Fenway. After many years there, she moved to the Harvard Medical Library at 25 Shattuck Street, and, in 1965, when the two libraries were merged, she moved to the new Countway Library of Medicine. She completed her career at Countway as assistant librarian for reference service and retired in 1979.

Catherine Binderup is survived by two cousins: George Lnenicka of Atlanta, and Roberta Masser of Billings, Montana. A private memorial service was held in Atlanta.

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