Marjorie (Barberie) Logue

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Marjorie (Barberie) Logue. PR; Series 4; File 12; Item 156.

Marjorie (Barberie) Logue's long association with UNB began in 1937 when she enrolled as a science student. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1941 and went on to obtain a Masters of Science in 1946. During the Second World War she worked in the Nutrition Laboratory.

Six years later, when funding for her research job at UNB's Department of Biology ended, she accepted a position at the Bookstore "on the understanding that she would 'give a try for a year.'" She remained as Manager for 27 years. Under her direction, staffing numbers grew from a "staff of one" to a team of 18 people, and the ever-expanding Bookstore was housed in several different locations (it was in the basement of the Bonar Law-Bennett Library during the 1950s) before finding its permanent home in 1963, the one it still occupies in a building shared with the Bank of Montreal.

A longstanding member of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), Logue founded their annual book sale fundraiser in 1964, an event that is still flourishing. Marjorie Logue retired in 1979 and died in 2001. The Marjorie Barberie Logue CFUW Scholarship and the Class of 1941 Scholarship have been established in her memory, and was made possible by a bequest from the estate of her husband, Ottis Logue.

Note(s): Names in parenthese indicate maiden names.


  • Up the Hill, 1943, War Effort.
  • UNB Perspectives, vol. 3, no. 12, March 1977, p. 2.
  • UNB Perspectives, vol. 6, no. 5, November 1979, p. 3.
  • Alumni News, vol. 20, no. 4, Winter 1966, p. 4-6.
  • Alumni News, vol. 13, no. 2, Winter 2005, p. 25.

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