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Raymund Francis Wood

Raymund Francis Wood was American librarian. Travel grantee American Book Foundation, 1964, Del Amo Foundation, 1974.


  • Wood, Raymund Francis was born on November 9, 1911 in London. Came to the United States, 1924. Son of George S. and Ida A. (Lawes) Wood.

  • Education

    • AB, St. Mary's University, Baltimore, 1931. Master of Arts, Gonzaga University, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1949.

      Master of Science in Library. Science, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1950.


    • Instructor English University Santa Clara (California), 1939-1941. Rehabilitation officer VA, Los Angeles, 1946-1948. Reference library Fresno (California) State College, 1950-1966.

      Professor library science University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 1966-1977, professor emeritus, 1977-1998, from assistant dean to associate dean Graduate School Library. & Information Science, 1970-1977.


    • Author: California's Agua Fria, 1952, Life and Death of Peter Lebec, 1954, The Saints of the California Landscape, 1987. Co-author: Librarian and Laureate: Ina Coolbrith of California, 1973, many others.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Byzantine Catholic


    Volunteer driver American Red Cross, Van Nuys, California, 1977-1998. President Friends of the Encino/Tarzana Branch Library., Tarzana, California, 1977-1980, Jedediah Smith Society, Stockton, California, 1987-1990, knight Commander Order of St. Gregory, 1994. With United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Member American Library Association (book reviewer 1974-1998), California Library. Association (many offices), Mariposa County History Association (life), Oral History Association (life), Fresno County History Society (editor 1959-1966), Westerners Los Angeles Corral (editor of Brand Book 1982).



    Lecturing, writing, reading, travel.


    • Married Margaret Ann Peed, February 26, 1943. Children: Paul George, Gregory Leo (deceased), David Joseph.
    • father: George S. Wood
    • mother: Ida A. (Lawes) Wood
    • spouse: Margaret Ann Peed
    • children: Paul George Wood
    • Gregory Leo Wood (deceased)
    • David Joseph Wood
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    Born November 9, 1911
    Died April 3, 1998
    (aged 86)
    • 1931
      St. Mary's University
    • 1939
      Gonzaga University
    • 1949
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1950
      University Southern California
    • 1939 - 1941
      Instructor, English University Santa Clara (California)
    • 1946 - 1948
      rehabilitation officer, Veterans Administration
    • 1950 - 1966
      reference library Fresno (California) State College
    • 1966 - 1977
      professor, library science University of California at Los Angeles
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