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Arnold John Jacobius

Arnold John Jacobius, German library executive. Recipient Founders Day Achievement award, New York University, 1956, Superior Service award, Library. Congress, Washington, 1979. Member of American Library Association.

Background

  • Jacobius, Arnold John was born on August 2, 1916 in Augsburg, Bavaria. Arrived in United States, 1940. Son of Salo and Frida (Sommerfeld) Jacobius.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pavia, Italy, 1938. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1940—1941. Master of Science in Library Science, 1951.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Germanistics, New York University, 1955.

    Career

    • Bibliographer Library. Congress, Washington, 1952—1959. Project director, editor, 1959—1966.

      Field director Overseas Service, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1966—1979. Executive director Academia Book Exhibits, Fairfax, Virginia, from 1979. With United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Works

    Membership

    Member of American Library Association.

    Connections

    • Married Emmy Schoffel, June 25, 1947. Children: Peter John, Susan Miryam.
    • father: Salo Jacobius
    • mother: Frida (Sommerfeld) Jacobius
    • spouse: Emmy Schoffel
    • children: Peter John Jacobius
    • Susan Miryam Jacobius
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    Born August 2, 1916
    Died November 18, 2002
    (aged 86)
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    • 1938
      University Pavia
    • 1955
      New York University
    • 1952 - 1959
      Bibliographer Library Congress
      Washington, United States
    • 1959 - 1966
      project director
    • 1966 - 1979
      field director, Overseas Service
      Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany, Hessen, Germany, Germany