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Dena Julia Epstein

Dena Julia Epstein, American librarian. Grantee American Council Learned Societies, 1970, Illinois Arts Council, 1970, National Endowment Humanities, 1971, 73; recipient Chicago Folklore prize, 1978; Francis Butler Simkins prize Southern History Association, 1979.

Background

  • Epstein, Dena Julia was born on November 30, 1916 in Milwaukee. Daughter of William Samson and Hilda Rita (Satt) Polacheck.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1937. Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, University Illinois, 1939. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1943.

    Career

    • Cataloger art and music University Illinois, Champaign, 1939-1943. Senior music librarian Newark Public Library, 1943-1945. Music cataloger, reviser copyright cataloging division Library of Congress, 1946-1948.

      Assistant music librarian University Chicago, 1964-1986.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, Music Library Association (president 1977-1978, award for distinguished service 1986), American Musicol. Society, International Folk Music Council, Sonneck Society, International Association Music Libraries, American Association of University Women.

    Connections

    • Married Morton Batlan Epstein, October 24, 1942. Children– William Eliot, Suzanne Louise.
    • father: William Samson Polacheck
    • mother: Hilda Rita (Satt) Polacheck
    • spouse: Morton Batlan Epstein
    • children: William Eliot Epstein
    • Suzanne Louise Epstein
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    Born November 30, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1937
      University Chicago
    • 1939
      University Illinois
    • 1943
      University Illinois
    • 1939 - 1943
      Cataloger art and music University Illinois
      Champaign, Illinois, United States
    • 1943 - 1945
      senior, music librarian Newark Public Library
    • 1946 - 1948
      music cataloger
    • 1964 - 1986
      assistant, music librarian University Chicago