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Kendall Frayne Svengalis

Kendall Frayne Svengalis, American law librarian, publishing executive, educator, writer. Recipient AALL Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical award.


  • Svengalis, Kendall Frayne was born on May 16, 1947 in Gary, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank Anthony and Alvida Linnea (Matheus) Svengalis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Purdue University, 1970. Master of Arts, Purdue University, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Rhode Island, 1975.


    • Reference librarian Roger Williams College, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1975, Providence (Rhode Island) College, 1975-1977. Assistant law librarian Rhode Island State Law Library, Providence, 1976-1982, state law librarian, 1982—2002. Adjunct professor library and information studies University Rhode Island, 1987-2006.

      President Rhode Island Law Press, since 1996.


    • Gary, Indiana: A Centennial Celebration
    • Rising from the barren sand dunes and scrub vegetation of northwest Indiana in 1906, the city of Gary rapidly emerged as the largest American city founded in the 20th century and the home of the world's largest steel mill.
    • Author: The Legal Information Buyer's Guide and Reference Manual, 1996 (Best Legal Reference Book of 1996), 14th edition, 2010, Gary, Indiana: A Centennial Celebration, 2006. Editor: The Criv Sheet, 1988-1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Chairman judicial branch United Way Committee Rhode Island, 1980. President Verdandi Male Chorus, since 2000. Member American Assn Law Libraries (state, court and county library special interest section, Connie E. Bolden Significant Publication award 1993, 99, board directors 1986-1988, 96-99), Law Libraries New England (treasurer 1983-1985, vice president 1985-1986, president 1986-1987), Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (editor 1988-1994), New England Law Library.

    Consortium (vice president 1990-1992, president 1992-1994), Jussi Bjorling Society (vice president), Rhode Island Swedish Heritage Association (president), North Stonington Connecticut Republican Town Commission.


    • Children: Hillary Linnea, Andrew Kendall. Married Ellen Christine Haffling, June 16, 2001.
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    Born May 16, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1970
      Purdue University
    • 1973
      Purdue University
    • 1975
      University Rhode Island
    • 1975
      Reference librarian Roger Williams College
      Bristol, Connecticut, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      Reference librarian Roger Williams College
    • 1976 - 1982
      assistant, law librarian Rhode Island State Law Library
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1982 - 2002
      assistant, law librarian Rhode Island State Law Library