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Alex Ladenson

Alex Ladenson, Russian librarian. Bar: Illinois bar 1931. President Northtown Civic League, Chicago, 1958-1960. Member American Library Association, Illinois Library Association (president 1959-1960, Librarian Citation award 1965) Clubs: Chicago Literary.

Background

  • Ladenson, Alex was born on September 25, 1907 in Kiev, Russia. Came to the United States, 1913, naturalized, 1922. Son of Nathan and Bertha (Schonheit) Ladenson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Law, Northwestern University, 1929. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1932. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1935.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1938. Doctor of Letters, Rosary College, 1968.

    Career

    • Project supervisor World Pet Association Library Omnibus Project, Chicago, 1938-1943. Assistant librarian Chicago Public Library, 1943-1967, acting librarian, 1967-1970, chief librarian, 1970-1974, special executive assistant to board directors, 1975-1978, consultant, from 1978. Assistant dean Schurz Eve.

      Junior College, Chicago, 1938-1948. Lecturer graduate department library science Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1965-1969. Executive director, legal counsel Urban Libraries Council, from 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois bar 1931.

    Works

    • Editor: American Library Laws, 1964, American Library laws, supplements 1-4, 1965-1971, 4th edition, 1973, Supplements 1-3 to 4th edition, 1974-1979, 5th edition, 1983, Library Law and Legislation in the United States, 1982.

    Membership

    President Northtown Civic League, Chicago, 1958-1960. Member American Library Association, Illinois Library Association (president 1959-1960, Librarian Citation award 1965) Clubs: Chicago Literary.

    Connections

    • Married Inez Sher, August 14, 1938. Children: Mark Lawrence, Robert Franklin.
    • father: Nathan Ladenson
    • mother: Bertha (Schonheit) Ladenson
    • spouse: Inez Sher
    • children: Mark Lawrence Ladenson
    • Robert Franklin Ladenson
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    Born September 25, 1907
    Died August 6, 1987
    (aged 79)
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    • 1929
      Northwestern University
    • 1932
      Northwestern University
    • 1935
      University Chicago
    • 1938
      University Chicago
    • 1968
      Rosary College
    • 1938 - 1943
      Project supervisor World Pet Association Library Omnibus Project
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1943 - 1967
      assistant, librarian Chicago Public Library
    • 1967 - 1970
      assistant, librarian Chicago Public Library
    • 1970 - 1974
      assistant, librarian Chicago Public Library
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