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Jean Chandler Smith

Jean Chandler Smith, former museum official. Member Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences, Society History of Natural History, Bibliographical Society of America, History of Science Society.

Background

  • Smith, Jean Chandler was born on April 13, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Chandler White and Philena Pennell (Cheetham) Smith.

  • Education

    • AB, Bryn Mawr College, 1939. Master of Science, Yale University, 1953. Master of Library Science, Catholic University America, 1973.

    Career

    • Reference librarian District of Columbia Public Library, 1939-1943. Translator Canal Zone, 1943-1944. Librarian National Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, 1944-1946.

      Reference librarian, also research associate biology Yale University, 1947-1958. Acting chief acquisitions National Institutes of Health Library, Bethesda, Maryland, 1959-1963. Chief reader services United States Dept Interior, Washington, 1964-1965.

      With Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1965-1981, assistant director institution services, 1972-1979, acting director, 1977-1979. Retired, 1981; research associate Smithsonian Institution, 1981-1994. Member friends of library committee Bryn Mawr College.

    Works

    • Compiler: Georges Cuvier, An Annotated Bibliography of his Published Works, 1993.

    Membership

    Member Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences, Society History of Natural History, Bibliographical Society of America, History of Science Society.

    Connections

    • father: Chandler White Smith
    • mother: Philena Pennell (Cheetham) Smith
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    Nationality
    • 1939
      Bryn Mawr College
    • 1953
      Yale University
    • 1973
      Catholic University America
    • 1939 - 1943
      Reference librarian District of Columbia Public Library
    • 1943 - 1944
      translator Canal Zone
    • 1944 - 1946
      librarian National Air Station
      Hawaii, United States
    • 1959 - 1963
      acting chief acquisitions National Institutes of Health Library
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      chief reader services United States Dept Interior
      Washington, United States
    • 1981
      retired
    • 1981 - 1994
      research associate, Smithsonian Institution
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