Alice Wilcox – There will never be another

She was an acquired taste.  She saw the possibilities and did what needed to be done to get there.  The possibilities included the Rosebud Indian Reservation and Bethany Lutheran College, from which I once looked up to see her imposing presence at the door


She knew it was not just books but knowledge and information and wisdom that were to be shared.   


Alice Wilcox was a grand lady – the scourge of some, the visionary of others.  Without her vision Minnesota’s libraries would not provide the access to learning  we take for granted.


Today we assume Minitex, the beautiful  system it has become.  Today we forget that it was Alice Wilcox who had the vision, if not the means, to make it happen. 


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