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Robert Frederick Freeland

Robert Frederick Freeland was American librarian. Named Scholar Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1976-1980.


  • Freeland, Robert Frederick was born on December 20, 1919 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of Ralph V. and Susan Barbara (Goetz) Freeland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, 1942. Postgraduate, Washington & Lee University, 1945. Master of Science, University Southern California, 1948.

      Postgraduate, University Southern California, 1949. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1952. Postgraduate, California State University, 1958.

      Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Linda Vista Bible College, 1973.


    • Music supervisor Consolidated Schools Warren, Michigan, 1946-1947. Music director Carson City (Michigan) Public Schools, 1948-1949. Librarian, audio-visual coordinator Ford Foundation, Edison Institute, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, 1950-1952, Helix High School Library, 1952-1977.

      Librarian, professor library science Linda Vista Bible College, from 1976. Reference library San Diego Public Library. System, 1967-1997

      Consultant education, library and multimedia.


    • Editor book and audio-visual aids review, School Musician, Director and Teacher, 1950-1975.


    Former deacon and elder Christian Reform Church, library, 1969-1972, Classis archivist, since 1991. Public affairs officer, senior program officer, moral leadership officer Square 57 General Practice III, California wing Civil Air Patrol. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

    Member National Education Association (life), American Library Association, National Music Camp, California Teachers Association, Music Library. Association Southern California (adviser executive board), California Library. Association (president Palomar chapter 1972-1973), School Library.

    Association California (treasurer 1956-1973), California Media and Library. Educators (charter member), American Legion (Americanism chairman 22d district San Diego County, chairman oratorical contest committee La Mesa post), Retired Officers Association, San Diego Aero Space Museum, San Diego Museum Art, Alumnia Association Eastern Michigan University, La Mesa History Society (board directors since 2003).


    • Married June Voshel, June 18, 1948. Children: Susan Beth Visser, Kent Richard.
    • father: Ralph V. Freeland
    • mother: Susan Barbara (Goetz) Freeland
    • spouse: June Voshel
    • children: Susan Beth Visser Freeland
    • Kent Richard Freeland
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    Born December 20, 1919
    Died May 10, 2005
    (aged 85)
    • 1942
      Eastern Michigan University
    • 1945
      Washington & Lee University
    • 1948
      University Southern California
    • 1949
      University Southern California
    • 1952
      University Michigan
    • 1958
      California State University
    • 1960
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1973
      Linda Vista Bible College
    • 1946 - 1947
      Music supervisor Consolidated Schools Warren
      Michigan, United States
    • 1948 - 1949
      music director, Carson City (Michigan) Public Schools
    • 1952 - 1977
    • 1967 - 1997
      reference library San Diego Public Library System
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