Passing of Dorothy Heinrich, librarian and Founders honoree
Dorothy L. Heinrich, a former special collections librarian for UW-Green Bay and curator of the University Archives and the Area Research Center, passed away Aug. 16 at the age of 94. During the first decade of operation of the Cofrin Library (then called the Library-Learning Center), Heinrich helped make it a destination for historians and researchers. She made countless visits and speaking engagements, and led workshops to help familiarize Northeastern Wisconsin residents with the resources of the Library and University. She was instrumental, along with Prof. William Laatsch, in the development of the popular Belgian-American Ethnic Collection, which was funded by a 1976 Bicentennial grant. Heinrich was the first non-faculty-member to win the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Community Outreach, in 1979, shortly before her retirement. Newcomer Green Bay funeral service assisted the family with arrangements. Read obituary.