Dr. Peter Thomas Conmy (July 8, 1901 – July 27, 1996) was a librarian and later head librarian of the Oakland Public Library. By 1972, he was "librarian emeritus" and city historian.
Oakland History Room librarian Martha Bergmann remembers him as a kind man, who was known for hiring eccentrics and others who had a hard time getting a job.
Conmy wrote various Oakland history books and articles, including:
- Captain William Thomas Shorey and Shorey Street 1972
- The Beginnings of Oakland, AUC 1961
- A history of Lake Merritt : Mayor Melvin Canfield Chapman and the acquisition and improvement of Lake Merritt
- The dismissal of Ina Coolbrith as head librarian of Oakland Free Public Library and a discussion of the tenure status of head librarians 1969
- A parochial and institutional history of the Diocese of Oakland, 1962-1972, and two centuries of background, published 2000, edited by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. ; preface and bibliography by Francis J. Weber
Conmy was a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and a Catholic. He was a Master of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus in 1966. 1
Conmy died in 1996 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. 2
Links and References
- Conmy, Peter - writings available at Oakland Public Library