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Ralph Eugene E. Ellsworth

Ralph Eugene Ellsworth was an American librarian. Recipient Brett Memorial scholarship, 1931, University Chicago fellowship, 1937, Denver Public Library. Nell Scott Memorial award, 1972. Member of American Library Association (life), Colorado Library. Association (president 1932, 59, 70), Association Reference Libraries (president 1952, 60).

Background

  • Ellsworth, Ralph Eugene was born on September 22, 1907 in Forest City, Iowa, United States. Son of Wallace Henry and Helma C. (Gorenson) Ellsworth.

  • Education

    • AB, Oberlin College, 1929. Bachelor of Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1937.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Case Western Reserve, Oberlin, 1987.

    Career

    • Library. Adam State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1931-1934. Director of libraries University Colorado, Boulder, 1937-1944. 58-72, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1944-1958.

      Consultant on more than 200 projects including work in 6 foreign countries. Member of American Library Association committee that wrote Library. Bill of Rights.

    Works

    • Author: numerous books including The Economics of Book Storage, 1969, Planning Manual for Academic Library Buildings, 1973, Ellsworth on Ellsworth: an Autobiography, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of American Library Association (life), Colorado Library. Association (president 1932, 59, 70), Association Reference Libraries (president 1952, 60).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, angling, music, library architecture.

    Connections

    • Married Theda Chapman, August 1931. Children: Peter C., John David.
    • father: Wallace Henry Ellsworth
    • mother: Helma C. (Gorenson) Ellsworth
    • spouse: Theda Chapman
    • children: Peter C. Ellsworth
    • John David Ellsworth
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    Born September 22, 1907
    Died November 12, 2000
    (aged 93)
    Nationality
    • 1929
      Oberlin College
    • 1931
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1937
      University Chicago
    • 1987
      Case Western Reserve
    • 1931 - 1934
      Library Adam State College
      Alamosa, Colorado, United States
    • 1937 - 1944
      director, of libraries University Colorado
      Boulder, Colorado, United States
    • 1944 - 1958
      58-72
      Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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