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Michele Ridge Collection

Identifier: RA-2016-02


  • Majority of material found in 1994-2002


100 Linear Feet

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Michele Ridge, née Moore, was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1947 to the late Army Major Howard Moore and the late Margaret Nagle Moore. She received her bachelor's degree in European history from Seton Hill College in 1969, and her master's degree in library science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971. Mrs. Ridge served as the director of the Erie County Library System for sixteen years, gaining respect throughout the library science field. As First Lady of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ridge focused on the prevention of violence against youth. She chaired the Governor's Community Partnership for Safe Children and oversaw the implementation of the Communities That Care prevention planning system. Since 2001, Mrs. Ridge has served on multiple boards supporting the safety and education of children.
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Repository Details

Part of the Thomas J. & Michele Ridge Collection at Mercyhurst University Repository

Mercyhurst University
Hammermill Library
501 East 38th Street
Erie PA 16504 United States