Ellen Coolidge Burke (May 10, 1901 – December 29, 1975) was an American librarian and activist.
Ellen Coolidge Burke
|Died||December 29, 1975 (aged 74)|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of America|
Burke gained her BA and MA at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She worked in the Alexandria Library for nearly a decade as cataloger and reference librarian, becoming director from 1948, until she retired in June 1969.
Burke brought bookmobile services to Alexandria, one of the first services in Virginia. She oversaw the growth of the library system by the addition of two new branch libraries. In April 1968 the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch at 4701 Seminary Road was opened, and in December 1969 the James M. Duncan branch at 2501 Commonwealth Avenue.
Burke died on December 29, 1975 and is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria.