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Paul Alcorn

Paul Alcorn, American librarian. Member Connecticut Library. Association (president 1939), Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences, Connecticut History Society, Columbiad Club of Connecticut, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Alcorn, Paul was born on July 27, 1892 in Minden, Nebraska, United States. Son of William A. and Isabelle (Showwalter) Alcorn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Nebraska, 1933. Diploma, University Wisconsin Library. School, 1934.

    Career

    • Public Daily Reporter, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1922-1929. Bookstore proprietor, 1929-1934. Director of libraries University Connecticut, Storrs, from 1934.

    Works

    • Author: Specimens of Printing Type of John Baskerville, 1939.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Member Connecticut Library. Association (president 1939), Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences, Connecticut History Society, Columbiad Club of Connecticut, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Sprecher, December 24, 1918. Children: Barbara, Paul.
    • father: William A. Alcorn
    • mother: Isabelle (Showwalter) Alcorn
    • spouse: Helen Sprecher
    • children: Barbara Alcorn
    • Paul Alcorn
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    Born July 27, 1892
    Nationality
    • 1933
      University Nebraska
    • 1934
      University Wisconsin Library School
    • 1922 - 1929
      Public Daily Reporter
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
    • 1929 - 1934
      bookstore proprietor