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Byron Frank Jewell

Byron Frank Jewell, museum administrator. University North Carolina fellow, 1972-1974; Virginia Foundation for Humanities fellow, Charlottesville, 1986-1987; Columbia University scholar, 1976-1977.


  • Jewell, Byron Frank was born on December 15, 1946 in Little Rock. Son of Robert Winn and Analee (Rider) Jewell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hendrix College, 1967. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1975.

      Master of Science, Columbia University, 1977.


    • Buyer R.C. Macy Corporation, Atlanta, 1974-1976. Bibliographer Chicago History Society, 1977-1979, curator, 1979-1982. Vice president, dean Colorado History Society, Denver, 1982-1984.

      Director Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia, since 1984. Secretary Colorado Controlled Maintenance Review Board, Denver, 1983-1984. Adjunct faculty Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, since 1985.

      Reviewer panelist National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, since 1982. Project director over 80 exhibits, Chicago, Denver, Richmond.


    • Author: Bibliography of Chicago History, 1979. Member editorial board Journal Urban History. Contributor articles on Chicago and Colorado historiography.


    Board an project director Richmond Renaissance, since 1994. Board directors Virginia's Gateway 21, since 1994. Member advisory committee inventory of Chicago buildings, 1980-1982, General Assembly Capitol Commemoration, Richmond, 1985.

    Member Patrick Henry Memorial Commission, Richmond, 1985-1986. Participant Leadership Metro Richmond, 1985-1986. Chair committee advisory board Station WCVE Public Radio, since 1988.

    Member steering committee Common Agenda for History Museum's, 1987-1992. Board directors Community Learning Week, since 1987, Richmond Urban Forum, since 1988, Urban History Association, since 1989. Board directors, chair marketing committee Center Richmond Association, since 1990.

    Project director Venues of Inquiry into the American City: The Place of Museums, Libraries, and Archives, 1990. Member American Association Museum (reviewer since 1982), Virginia Association Museum, American Association for State and Local History, Association Preservationists Virginia Antiquities, History Richmond Foundation (chairman), Museum Trustees Association (member director advisory council since 1989).


    • Married Sarah Lavicka, May 7, 1982.
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    Born December 15, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1967
      Hendrix College
    • 1969
      University North Carolina
    • 1975
      University North Carolina
    • 1977
      Columbia University
    • 1974 - 1976
      Buyer R.C. Macy Corporation
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1977 - 1979
      bibliographer Chicago History Society
    • 1979 - 1982
      bibliographer Chicago History Society
    • 1982 - 1984
      vice president
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1984
      director, Valentine Museum
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
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