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Theodore Carl William Grams

Theodore Carl William Grams, American librarian, educator. Department of Health Institute fellow, 1968-1969.


  • Grams, Theodore Carl William was born on September 29, 1918 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Theodore Albert and Emma Elise (Boehne) Grams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Washington, 1947. Postgraduate, Harvard Law School, 1948. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, University Southern California, 1951.


    • Land title assistant United States Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, 1939-1945, accountant, 1948-1950, library, 1951-1952. Head cataloger, lecturer Portland State University Library., 1952-1959, director processing services, 1960-1983, professor, 1969-1987, professor emeritus, since 1988. President Portland Area Special Libraries, 1954-1955.

      Panelist on impact new technical on information science American Society Information Science, 1974, panelist on Library. Congress services, 1976.


    • Author: Textbook Classification, 1968. Editor: Proceedings 4th American Society Information Sciences Midyear Meeting, 1975, Special Collections in the Libraries of the Pacific Northwest, 1979, Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, 1983, Technical Services: The Decade Ahead, 1983.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Panelist on community action Northwest Lutheran Welfare Association Conference, 1969. Member advisory council Area Agency on Aging, 1974-1975. Commissioner City-County Commission Aging, Portland-Multnomah County, 1975-1980.

    Board directors Hub-Cmty. Action Program, Portland, 1967-1970, Project ABLE, 1972-1974. Member American Library Association, Beta Phi Museum.


    • father: Theodore Albert Grams
    • mother: Emma Elise (Boehne) Grams
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    Born September 29, 1918
    • 1947
      University Washington
    • 1948
      Harvard Law School
    • 1951
      University Southern California
    • 1939 - 1945
      Land title assistant, United States Bonneville Power Administration
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1951 - 1952
      Land title assistant, United States Bonneville Power Administration
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