Delinda Stephens Buie
Annie Fellows Johnston & The Authors Club
Photograph by Ann Collins
Delinda Stephens Buie received an A.A. degree from Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky before completing her B.A. at Spalding University in 1973. She began graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently earned an M.L.S. from the University of Kentucky in 1975. She also has studied at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, where she earned the M.S.S.W. degree in May 2006. She began her career as Preservation Archivist in the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center in 1975, and in 1976 was appointed Assistant Curator of Rare Books. She became Curator in 1991.
Over the last thirty years Buie has been active in the Kentucky Council on Archives, served on the University of Louisville’s Commission on the Status of Women, and worked closely with the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Women’s Center. She has curated exhibitions at the University of Louisville and Louisville area galleries and collaborated on publications such as For Love of Learning, a print and online guide to the University’s special collections and archives, and Louisville Then and Now, featuring historic photographs from the University’s Photographic Archives.