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Fritz Veit

Fritz Veit, German librarian, educator. Member American Library Association (secretary, chairman teacher education libraries section Association of College and Research Libraries 1959-1961, associate editor monographs 1952-1960, local chairman Association of College and Research Libraries 1963 Conf), Illinois Library Association, Chicago Library Club (president 1964-1965), Pi Gamma Museum.

Background

  • Veit, Fritz was born on September 17, 1907 in Emmendingen, Baden, Germany. Came to United States, 1935, naturalized, 1940. Son of Samuel W. and Helene (Geismar) Veit.

  • Education

    • Student, University Berlin, 1927. Student, Heidelberg University, 1928. Juris Utriusque Doctor, University Freiburg, 1932.

      Bachelor of Science in Library Science, Peabody Library School, Nashville, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago Graduate Library School, 1941.

    Career

    • Research assistant Institute History Law, University Freiburg, Germany, 1932-1933. Librarian University Chicago Graduate Library School, 1937-1942, Social Science Reading Room, 1942. Acting librarian Law School, 1943.

      Librarian Chicago City Junior College (Englewood evening branch), 1941-1948. Law librarian United States R.R. Retirement Board, Chicago, 1943-1949. Supervisor library John Marshall Law School, 1949-1957.

      Visiting professor library science Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1950-1978, Western Michigan University, summer 1959, Arizona State University, summer 1964, 65, 67, 68, Emporia State University, summer 1977, Graduate Library School University Chicago, summer 1975, 78, fall 1977. Director libraries Chicago State University, 1949-1973, also Kennedy-King College, 1949-1972. Chairman advisory committee library technical program Chicago City Colleges, 1968-1974.

      Member advisory council librarians University Illinois Graduate School Library Science, 1971-1974.

    Works

    • Presidential Libraries and Collections
    • Veit, a veteran university librarian and authority in information science, presents a brief descriptive account of the historical development and current state of presidential libraries and collections in the US.
    • Author: The Community College Library, 1975, Presidential Libraries and Collections, 1987. Member editorial board International Journal Revs. In Library and Information Science, 1984-1989, Third World Libraries, since 1990.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association (secretary, chairman teacher education libraries section Association of College and Research Libraries 1959-1961, associate editor monographs 1952-1960, local chairman Association of College and Research Libraries 1963 Conf), Illinois Library Association, Chicago Library Club (president 1964-1965), Pi Gamma Museum.

    Connections

    • Married Lucille Stearns, June 11, 1939. Children: Joanne Grace, Mary Catherine (deceased).
    • father: Samuel W. Veit
    • mother: Helene (Geismar) Veit
    • spouse: Lucille Stearns
    • children: Joanne Grace Veit
    • Mary Catherine Veit (deceased)
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    Born September 17, 1907
    Died November 27, 1998
    (aged 91)
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    • 1927
      University Berlin
    • 1928
      Heidelberg University
    • 1932
      University Freiburg
    • 1936
      Peabody Library School
    • 1941
      University Chicago Graduate Library School
    • 1932 - 1933
      Research assistant, Institute History Law
      Germany
    • 1937 - 1942
      librarian University Chicago Graduate Library School
    • 1941 - 1948
      librarian Chicago City Junior College (Englewood evening branch)
    • 1942
      librarian University Chicago Graduate Library School
    • 1943 - 1949
      law librarian United States R.R. Retirement Board
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1943
      acting librarian Law School
    • 1949 - 1957
      supervisor library John Marshall Law School
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