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Rolland Elwell Stevens

Rolland Elwell Stevens, emeritus library educator. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American Library Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Mu (Good Teaching award 1968).

Background

  • Stevens, Rolland Elwell was born on April 7, 1915 in St. Louis. Son of Clair E. and Viola (Foelsch) Stevens.

  • Education

    • AB, Washington University, St. Louis, 1939. Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, University Illinois, 1940. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1942.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1951.

    Career

    • Bibliographer University Illinois, Urbana, 1940-1942. Professor University Illinois (Graduate School Library Science), 1963-1980, professor emeritus, since 1980. Reference librarian, assistant to director libraries University Rochester, 1946-1948.

      Acquisition librarian Ohio State University, 1950-1953, assistant director libraries, 1953-1960, associate director libraries, 1960-1963.

    Works

    • Author: Reference Books in the Social Sciences and Humanities, 4th edition, 1977, (with Joan Walton) Reference Work in the Public Library, 1983, (with Linda C. Smith) Reference Work in the University Library, 1986. Editor: University Archives, 1965, Research Methods in Librarianship: Historical and Bibliographical Methods in Library Research, 1971, Supervision of Employees in Libraries, 1979.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American Library Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Mu (Good Teaching award 1968).

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Zulauf, August 30, 1941. Children: Barbara K. (Mistress Frederick Osgood), Trudi K. (Mistress Austin Fontenot).
    • father: Clair E. Stevens
    • mother: Viola (Foelsch) Stevens
    • spouse: Dorothy Zulauf
    • children: Barbara K. Stevens (Mistress Frederick Osgood)
    • Trudi K. Stevens (Mistress Austin Fontenot)
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    Born April 7, 1915
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Washington University
    • 1940
      University Illinois
    • 1942
      University Illinois
    • 1951
      University Illinois
    • 1940 - 1942
      Bibliographer University Illinois
      Urbana, Illinois, United States