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Richard Heston Shoemaker

Richard Heston Shoemaker, American educator. Member American Library Association, bibliographical societies American, University of Virginia; Club: Archons of Colophon.

Background

  • Shoemaker, Richard Heston was born on April 5, 1907 in Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Martin and Susan E. L. (Heston) Shoemaker.

  • Education

    • Graduate William Penn Charter School, 1925. Bachelor of Arts University of Pennsylvania, 1935. Bachelor of Science, Columbia, 1938.

      Master of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1941.

    Career

    • 1 son, Richard Martin. Clerk, Girard Trust Company, Philadelphia, also Merion Title & Trust Company, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1928-1933. Assistant librarian, later university librarian Washington and Lee University, 1939-1947.

      Librarian Newark Colls., Rutgers University, 1947-1959, professor library service Rutgers Graduate School Library Service, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1959-1970. Carnegie fellow, 1958.

    Works

    • Author: (with Ralph R. Shaw) American Bibliography, 1801-1819, 22 vols., 1958-1966. American Imprints, 1820-1830, 11 vols., 1964-1972.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, bibliographical societies American, University of Virginia. Club: Archons of Colophon.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Louise Rose, November 23, 1936.
    • father: Richard Martin Shoemaker
    • mother: Susan E. L. (Heston) Shoemaker
    • spouse: Helen Louise Rose
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    Born April 5, 1907
    Died March 3, 1970
    (aged 62)
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