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Arthur Price Young

Arthur Price Young, American librarian, educator. Recipient Berner Nash award University Illinois, 1976.


  • Young, Arthur Price was born on July 29, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Arthur Price and Marion (Freeman) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Tufts University, 1962. Master of Arts in Teaching, University Massachusetts, 1964. Medical Science Liaison Society, Syracuse University, 1969.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1976.


    • Head reader services, social science bibliographer State University of New York-Cortland, 1969-1972. Research associate University Illinois Library. Research Center, Urbana, 1972-1975.

      Assistant dean public services, associate professor University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1976-1981. Dean libraries, professor University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1981-1989. Director Thomas Cooper Library., University South Carolina, Columbia, 1989-1993.

      Senior fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1991. Dean libraries, member adjunct faculty department history Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1993—2006. Member adjunct faculty Syracuse (New York ) University, 1970-1971, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, 1994-1996.

      President Consortium Rhode Island Academy and Research Libraries, 1983-1985. Member board governors University Press New England, 1987-1989. Member executive board Illinois Library.

      Computer Systems Organization, 1995-1999. Chair Council Directors State University Libraries, 1994-1995, since 2001. Senior fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1991.

      President Illinois Library. Association, 2002.



    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Chair Council of Directors Illinois State University Libraries, 1994-1995, 2001-2002. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1964-1968. Member American Library Association (chairman editorial board, chair Library.

    Research Seminar I, 1996), Association College and Research Libraries (publications in librarianship 1982-1988, chairman Jesse H. Shera Endowment Fund committee 1991-1994), Illinois Library. Association, South Carolina Library. Association (chairman library administration section 1991-1992), Association Research Libraries (scholarly commission committee 1991-1993), Organization American Historians, American History Association, Horatio Alger Society (president 1999-2000), Caxton Club (Chicago), Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Delta Kappa.


    • Married Patricia Dorothy Foss, June 26, 1965. Children: John Marshall, Christopher Price.
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    • 1962
      Tufts University
    • 1964
      University Massachusetts
    • 1969
      Syracuse University
    • 1976
      University Illinois
    • 1969 - 1972
      Head, reader services
    • 1972 - 1975
      research associate, University Illinois Library Research Center
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1976 - 1981
      assistant, professor University Alabama
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1976 - 1981
      associate, professor University Alabama
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1989 - 1993
      director, Thomas Cooper Library
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1991
      senior, fellow University of California at Los Angeles
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