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Date of Birth: 1900
Elizabeth Dafoe was the daughter of acclaimed journalist John W. Dafoe. After receiving her bachelor degree from the University of Manitoba, she went to study library science at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. From 1936 until 1960, Dafoe was the chief librarian of the University of Manitoba. She also served as the president of both the Manitoba and the Canadian Library Associations. In 1948, Dafoe advocated for a National Library of Canada and she assisted on the National Library committee. The University of Manitoba’s largest library is named in her honour.