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Ellen S. Dunlap

Ellen S. Dunlap, American library administrator.


  • Dunlap, Ellen S. was born on October 12, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Arthur Wallace and Elizabeth (Majors) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Texas, Austin, 1972. Master of Library Science, University Texas, Austin, 1974.


    • Research associate Humanities Research Center University Texas, Austin, 1973-1976, research library, 1976-1983. Executive director Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, 1983-1992. President American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 1992.

      Director 18th Century Short Title Catalogue/North America, since 1992.


    Director Worcester Municipal Research Bureau, since 1993. Member finance committee Town of West Boylston, since 1997, chairman, 2001—2005. Board director Greater Worcester Community Foundation, since 2004, clerk, since 2005.

    Board director Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities, 1996—2004, president, 2002—2004. Board director Rare Books School University Virginia, since 1994. Member American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts History Society, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Grolier Club (New York City), Worcester Club.


    • Married Arthur H. Dunlap, Junior, December 27, 1972 (deceased 1977). Married Frank Armstrong, May 11, 1979. 1 child, Libbie Sarah.
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    Born October 12, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1972
      University Texas
    • 1974
      University Texas
    • 1973 - 1976
      Research associate, Humanities Research Center University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1976 - 1983
      Research associate, Humanities Research Center University Texas
    • 1983 - 1992
      executive, director Rosenbach Museum and Library
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1992
      president, American Antiquarian Society
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States