May 3, 1978
In chambers on May 3, 1978, the Court presented Charlotte Dunnebacke with the following resolution:
STATE OF MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT
WHEREAS, Charlotte Catherine Dunnebacke is retiring April 28, 1978, as Librarian of the State Law Library, ending a distinguished career of 43 years; and WHEREAS, Miss Dunnebacke, following graduation from University of Michigan Law School, entered practice in 1932 when many young attorneys drove taxicabs and opportunities for women lawyers were fewer than their meager numbers; and
WHEREAS, The fair and slender Charlotte underwent seasoning in the law for three years under a beloved but demanding taskmaster, Joseph H. Dunnebacke, her father and one-time Lansing City Attorney; and
WHEREAS, She joined the law library staff in 1935, and soon endeared herself alike to the proud and meek who came in quest of legal knowledge; and
WHEREAS, The library collection, then housed in the State Capitol, swelled in size and was greatly enriched by many rare and treasured volumes, under Miss Dunnebacke’s faithful and tireless husbandry; and
WHEREAS, In summer’s sweltering heat and winter’s drafty cold the gracious librarian cheerfully and with uncanny speed and resourcefulness retrieved elusive legal facts for countless learned judges, busy Attorneys General, law teachers, general practitioners and random curious citizens; and
WHEREAS, Over decades, affection and esteem for this truly remarkable and selfless public servant has rippled in ever-widening circles; NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, That the Justices of the Supreme Court, unanimously, accord their highest tribute and express deep gratitude for Miss Dunnebacke’s splendid contribution to her fellow professionals, and all the people of Michigan; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Justices warmly wish Charlotte a long, rewarding and prosperous retirement.
THOMAS G. KAVANAGH, C.J.
G. MENNEN WILLIAMS,
CHARLES L. LEVIN,
MARY S. COLEMAN,
JOHN W. FITZGERALD,
JAMES L. RYAN,
BLAIR MOODY, JR, JJ.