Menno Simons’ Librarian Retires After 51 Years

Bowman Began Volunteering As An EMC Student

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Posted: July 28, 2014

Lois Bowman (left), 78, who retired after 51 years as the librarian for the Menno Simons Historical Library at Eastern Mennonite University, poses with her successor, Simone Horst, on Wednesday. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Lois Bowman stepped down from her post at Eastern Mennonite University earlier this month after serving the school for 51 years in various capacities, mainly at the Menno Simons Historical Library.
Lois Bowman (right) and her successor, Simone Horst, examine a German book printed in 1501, the oldest in the Menno Simons Historical Library’s collection.

HARRISONBURG — After more than half a century, Lois Bowman has retired from her post in the Menno Simons Historical Library at Eastern Mennonite University.

Bowman, who turned 78 last week,…



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