- 13 November 1893
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 3 May 1979
Mary Archer was CSIRO's first woman scientist, and chief librarian from 1923-1954. She was appointed MBE - The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) - 2 January 1956 for her work as the CSIRO's chief librarian.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893 - 1979), Biographical Entry', in Bright Sparcs, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2002, http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/biogs/P002253b.htm; Whyte, Jean P., 'Archer, Mary Ellinor Lucy (1893-1979), librarian and scientist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130079b.htm.