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Richard Wolcott Clement

Richard Wolcott Clement, American librarian, educator. Summer fellowship National Endowment of the Humanities, 1983, fellowship Newberry Library., Chicago, 1982, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, St. Louis University, 1982. Member American Library Association, Mediterranean Studies Association (board directors since 1994, president 1994-1998), Medieval Academy of America, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

Background

  • Clement, Richard Wolcott was born on August 28, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Danforth and Patricia (Harshman) Clement.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Nevada, 1975. Master of Arts, University Nevada, 1977. AM, University Chicago, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant professor English Illinois State University, Normal, 1981-1984. Rare book cataloger University Chicago Library., 1985-1986. Associate special collections library Spencer Library., University Kansas, Lawrence, 1996-2000, special collections library, head, 2000—2008.

      Dean of libraries Utah State University, since 2008.

    Works

    • Books on the Frontier
    • From the end of the French and Indian War through the nineteenth century, the pioneers of the American book trade moved west, motivated, to varying degrees, by bibliophilia, enterprise, and a spirit of adventure.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, Mediterranean Studies Association (board directors since 1994, president 1994-1998), Medieval Academy of America, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, reading, music, building houses.

    Connections

    • Married Susanne Kofod, August 24, 1974. Children: Kristina Alexandra, Elizabeth Wolcott.
    • father: Danforth Clement
    • mother: Patricia (Harshman) Clement
    • spouse: Susanne Kofod
    • children: Kristina Alexandra Clement
    • Elizabeth Wolcott Clement
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    Born August 28, 1951
    (age 65)
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    • 1975
      University Nevada
    • 1977
      University Nevada
    • 1984
      University Chicago
    • 2008
      associate, special collections library Spencer Library
    • 1981 - 1984
      Assistant, professor English Illinois State University
      Normal, Illinois, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      rare book cataloger University Chicago Library
    • 1996
      associate, special collections library Spencer Library
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 2008
      dean of libraries Utah State University