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Marion E. Matters, age 49, of St. Paul, Minnesota, passed away September 17, 1998. A graduate of Northwestern University, Marion was the head of Technical Services for the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. A long-time member of the Society of American Archivists, she served as its automation officer during the 1980s. Marion will be remembered by many as the driving force behind and director of "Raiders of the Lost Archives," a series of witty skits performed at the 1983 SAA annual meeting in Minneapolis with a reprise at the Midwest Archives Conference meeting. Marion authored numerous books published by SAA, including Oral History Cataloging Manual, Automated Records and Techniques in Archives: A Resource Directory, and Introduction to the USMARC Format for Archives and Manuscripts Control. She also taught several SAA workshops on cataloging and description. Other professional affiliations included membership in the Midwest Archives Conference and Twin Cities Archives Round Table. Marion is survived by her husband, John M. Williams; parents, Eugene & Elberta Matters; brothers, Robert Matters of Sturgeon Lake, MN, Seth Matters and wife Mikkel, Montclair, NJ; sister, Rachel Lee Clark and husband Rosser Lee Clark, Falls Creek, VA; and nephew, Robin Lee Clark. She will be missed by many friends.

Archival Outlook, November/December 1998, p. 19



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