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Egon Arthur Weiss

Egon Arthur Weiss was Austrian, American library administrator.

Background

  • Weiss, Egon Arthur was born on June 7, 1919 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1938. Son of Arthur and Martha (Schrecker) Weiss.

  • Education

    • Student, Berea College, Kentucky, 1940. AB, Harvard University, 1947. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1949.

      MSL.S., Simmons College, Boston, 1951.

    Career

    • Professor assistant Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Library, 1949-1951, branch director, 1951-1958. Assistant director library United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1958-1962, library, director library, 1962-1987, library emeritus New York, 1987—2003. Library. consultant, since 1987.

      Trustee Southeast New York Library. Research Council, Poughkeepsie, since 1966. Member John Cotton Dana Committee, New York City, 1975-1979.

      Consultant Pergamon Press, McLean, Virginia, since 1983.

    Works

    • Co-author: Catalog Military Science College, 4 vols., 1969. Contributor to Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, since 1965.

      Appraiser rare books and special collections.

    Membership

    Chairman Black Rock Forest Preservation Council, Cornwall, New York, since 1981. Trustee Museum Hudson Highlands, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, 1968. Vice chairman Citizens Advisory Committee, Cornwall, 1963-1964.

    President Friends of Cornwall (New York ) Public Library., since 1989, chairman gifts and bequests, since 1984. Counsellor Friends of West Point Library., since 1987. Trustee David Library. of America Revolution, Pennsylvania, since 1986.

    Alternate delegate The White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1991. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Library Association (president armed forces section 1966), Special Libraries Association (chairman military library division 1970), Archons of Colophon, Reserve Officers Association (president Orange County since 1965), Association United States Army (board governors since 1984) Clubs: Harvard (vice president schools and scholarship) (Poughkeepsie, New York ).

    Lodges: Toastmasters (education vice president Newburgh, New York 1968), Masons.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, swimming, tennis, playing violin.

    Connections

    • Married Renee Hansi Weiss, July 11, 1942. Children– Helen Louise, Steven Arthur.
    • father: Arthur Weiss
    • mother: Martha (Schrecker) Weiss
    • spouse: Renee Hansi Weiss
    • children: Helen Louise Weiss
    • Steven Arthur Weiss
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    Born June 7, 1919
    Died September 5, 2003
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Berea College
    • 1947
      Harvard University
    • 1949
      Boston University
    • 1951
      Simmons College
    • 1958 - 1962
      assistant, director library United States Military Academy
      West Point, Mississippi, United States
    • 1962 - 1987
      assistant, director library United States Military Academy
    • 1987 - 2003
      assistant, director library United States Military Academy
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