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Ervin James Gaines

Ervin James Gaines, American librarian. Member American Library Association.

Background

  • Gaines, Ervin James was born on December 8, 1916 in New York City. Son of Ervin J. and Helen (Hennessy) Gaines.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1942. A.M., Columbia University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1952.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Cleveland State University, 1983.

    Career

    • Instructor Columbia University, New York City, 1946-1953. Chief training Radio Liberation, 1953-1956, Teleregister Corporation, 1956-1957. Free-lance consultant, 1957-1958.

      Assistant director Boston Public Library, 1958-1964. Director Minneapolis Public Library, 1964-1974, Cleveland Public Library, since 1974.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Zirbel, February 11, 1938. Children: Colleen Joy (Mistress John Clark), Sanford Ervin.
    • father: Ervin J. Gaines
    • mother: Helen (Hennessy) Gaines
    • spouse: Martha Zirbel
    • children: Colleen Joy Gaines (Mistress John Clark)
    • Sanford Ervin Gaines
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    Born December 8, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1942
      Columbia University
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1952
      Columbia University
    • 1983
      Cleveland State University
    • 1946 - 1953
      Instructor, Columbia University
    • 1953 - 1956
      chief training Radio Liberation
    • 1956 - 1957
      chief training Radio Liberation
    • 1957 - 1958
      free-lance consultant
    • 1958 - 1964
      assistant, director Boston Public Library
    • 1964 - 1974
      director, Minneapolis Public Library
    • 1974
      director, Minneapolis Public Library
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