Ernest Cushing Richardson: Research Librarian, Scholar, Theologian, 1860-1939 (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 143 pages
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Richardson was one of the foremost library scholars and innovators of early librarianship in this country. His academic background included earning degrees from Amherst College and Hartford Theological Seminary as well as an honorary masters from Princeton and an honorary doctorate from Washington and Jefferson College. A prodigious worker, he wrote over 200 books, periodicals, and other works. Classification, Theoretical and Practical and Some Aspects of Cooperative Cataloging were among his most influential books. He worked unceasingly to strengthen research library collections in the United States. His efforts in this area took him to Europe on innumerable occasions to study the great collections there. His greatest single contribution to librarianship and to scholarship was his work as Director of "Project B" in transforming the National Union Catalog of the Library of Congress from an insignificant record of one and a half million titles into a magnificent tool of seven million titles in known locations. These successes set the stage for the emergence years later of the Farming Plan and the Center for Research Libraries. He was a member of many library and scholarly organizations and served as president of ALA and the American Library Institute. Dr. Richardson was far ahead of his time, and his significant contributions to his profession have never been fully recognized. The publication of this bibliography is an attempt to fill an important gap in library history. Appendix and bibliography.
  

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Contents

EARLY LIFE AND TRAINING 18601890
1
First FullTime Professional Position
5
First Trip Abroad
6
Librarian of Hartford Theological Seminary
8
Honorary PhD Degree
9
Departure from Hartford
10
THE YEARS AT PRINCETON18901925
14
Library Buildings at Princeton
15
Other Associations and Societies
75
Membership in Clubs
76
INTERNATIONAL WORK AND TRAVEL
78
Other International Bibliographic Enterprises and the League of Nations
83
Personal Research and BookBuying Abroad
85
Other Activities Abroad
88
RICHARDSONS PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER WRITINGS
92
The Montogue Publications
93

Classification and Cataloging
16
TitleaBar Theory
21
Formal Teaching at Princeton
22
Richardsons War Library Service
24
Separation from Princeton
29
HONORARY CONSULTANT IN BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
37
Project B
38
The Controversy Between the Bibliography
43
THE CLOSING YEARS 19341939
56
Dispersal of His Personal Library
57
Bibliographical Work and Publication
58
Last Travels
60
Late Honors
61
Death and Burial
62
RICHARDSONS MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITY IN LEARNED SOCIETIES AND IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
66
American Library Institute
68
American Historical Association
72
The American Society of Church History
73
New Jersey Library Association
74
RePublication
95
Style of Writing
96
AN EVALUATION OF THE MAN AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS
99
Communication and Administration
100
Education for Librarianship
102
Writings
103
Improvement of Research Library Facilities
107
A LISTING OF RICHARDSONS WRITINGS
110
Books Edited or Compiled by Richardson
111
Books Translated by Richardson
112
Pamphlets and Booklets
113
Chapters Sections Prefaces Introductions Etc from Books and Reports
117
Periodical Articles
118
Newspaper Articles
127
NonPrinted Materials Photostat Mimeograph Typescript etc
128
BIBLIOGRAPHY
129
INDEX
139
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
144
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

\Lewis C. Branscomb (AB, Duke; ABLS, MLS, University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Chicago) is former Director of Libraries and now Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University. He has edited The Case for Faculty Status for Academic Librarians and published several pieces about Richardson in library journals and biographical anthologies.

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