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James Edmund Bryan

James Edmund Bryan, American library consultant. Recipient 70th Anniversary Alumni citation, Drexel Institute of Technology, 1961, George Washington Kidd award, Lafayette College, 1974. Chairman advisory board Graduate School Library. Service, Rutgers University; chairman Middle Atlantic States Regional Library Conference, 1949; Member of Public Library. Association, American Library Association, Kiwanis, Beta Phi Mu, Delta Upsilon.

Background

  • Bryan, James Edmund was born on July 11, 1909 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Whitely and Florence (Shimer) Bryan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Lafayette College, 1931. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Drexel Institute of Technology, 1932. Master of Arts, American University, 1937.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), Rutgers University, 1964.

    Career

    • Library. assistant Public Library., Washington, 1932—1936, library Easton, 1936—1938. Head adult lending department Carnegie Library. Pittsburgh, 1938—1943.

      Assistant director Newark Public Library., 1943—1958, director, 1958—1972. Consultant on library buildings, from 1972.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Chairman advisory board Graduate School Library. Service, Rutgers University. Chairman Middle Atlantic States Regional Library Conference, 1949.

    Member of Public Library. Association, American Library Association, Kiwanis, Beta Phi Mu, Delta Upsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Elizabeth Lamb, July 2, 1938 (deceased November 21, 1973). 1 child Arthur Lamb; Married Eunice Ankeney von Ende, May 1, 1976. 1 child James Edmund.
    • father: William Whitely Bryan
    • mother: Florence (Shimer) Bryan
    • spouses: Helen Elizabeth Lamb
    • Eunice Ankeney von Ende
    • children: Arthur Lamb Bryan
    • James Edmund Bryan
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    Died May 10, 2007
    (aged 97)
    Nationality
    • 1931
      Lafayette College
    • 1932
      Drexel Institute of Technology
    • 1937
      American University
    • 1964
      Rutgers University
    • 1932 - 1936
      Library assistant, Public Library
      Washington, United States
    • 1936 - 1938
      Library assistant, Public Library
    • 1938 - 1943
      head, adult lending department Carnegie Library Pittsburgh
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