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Paul Blakeslee Kebabian

Paul Blakeslee Kebabian was American librarian.

Background

  • Kebabian, Paul Blakeslee was born on July 24, 1917 in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, United States. Son of John Couzu and Edith Jennie (Blakeslee) Kebabian.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1938. Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1948.

    Career

    • Cataloger, supervisor exchanges Yale University Library, New Haven, 1939-1942, 46-47. Chief cataloger preparation division New York Public Library, 1949-1961, 62-63. Ford Foundation program specialist Library of University Baghdad, Iraq, 1961-1962.

      Associate director libraries University Florida, Gainesville, 1963-1966. Director libraries University Vermont, Burlington, 1966-1982. Associate professor library science University Florida, 1963-1966.

      Consultant in field.

    Works

    • Author: American Woodworking Tools, 1978. Co-editor, contributor: Tools and Technologies– America's Wooden Age, 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, Midwest Tool Collectors Association, Early American Industries Association (past president, director 1970-1982, editor 1982-1984, contributor Chronicle), Vermont History Society, Antique Crafts and Tools in Vermont (past president, editor 1973-1988), N.Eng. Tool Collectors Association (editor 1988-1995).

    Connections

    • Married Justine Richardson, November 21, 1942. Children: Jean Edith, Ann Ruth, Helen Jane. Married Johanna Thomas, January 27, 1995.
    • father: John Couzu Kebabian
    • mother: Edith Jennie (Blakeslee) Kebabian
    • spouses: Justine Richardson
    • Johanna Thomas
    • children: Jean Edith Kebabian
    • Ann Ruth Kebabian
    • Helen Jane Kebabian
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    Born July 24, 1917
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Yale University
    • 1948
      Columbia University
    • 1939 - 1942
      Cataloger
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1949 - 1961
      chief cataloger preparation division New York Public Library
    • 1961 - 1962
      Ford Foundation program specialist, Library of University Baghdad
      Iraq
    • 1963 - 1966
      associate director, libraries University Florida
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1966 - 1982
      director, libraries University Vermont
      Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
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