Celebrate National Library Week

Find out the truth about what happened to the Librarian who went up against a corrupt mayor in Long beach in 1914.

In 1914, Victoria Ellis, Long Beach City Librarian who helped design the interior of the city's Carnegie Library, was forced from her position. Victoria knew too much about a powerful socialite and a corrupt Mayor. Together, they made Victoria resign. Then she disappeared.

Long Beach Carnegie Library

National Library Week (April 23 - 29, 2023) is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote

library use and support.

The theme for National Library Week 2023 is "There's More to the Story," illustrating the fact that in addition to the books in library collections, available in a variety of formats, libraries offer so much more.

"The Case of the Missing Librarian" illustrates that there is truly "more to the story" as it reveals how a corrupt Long Beach Mayor and a powerful socialite drove the popular City Librarian out of town.

Other Books on Long Beach History

The Case of the

Missing Librarian

Early Long Beach

Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach

Early Aviation in Long Beach

Other Books on Long Beach History

Suffragists of Early

Long Beach

Historical Hospitals of Long Beach

Historic Cemeteries of Long Beach

contact Gerrie schipske

Local historian and author, Gerrie Schipske, is devoted to giving her readers fascinating facts about her native town, Long Beach, California.

Gerrie is available to speak to groups about the exciting history of early Long Beach and the many remarkable women who worked to make it a thriving city by the sea.

Look for her up-coming podcasts: "Onee Upon a Time in Long Beach."

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