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Ralph Melnick

Ralph Melnick, American library director, secondary school educator. Research fellow American Philosophical Society, 1980, Loewnstein fellow American Jewish Archives, 1981, fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1984. Founding member, archivist Avery Institute for Afro-American History and Culture, Charleston, 1980-1984. Member American Library Association, Association for Jewish Studies, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Melnick, Ralph was born on September 14, 1946 in New York City. Son of Lester and Evelyn Melnick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New York University, 1968. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, Columbia University, 1970. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1974.

      Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1977.

    Career

    • Library., archivist American Jewish History Society, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1971-1972, freelance archivist, 1985-1989. Library, archivist Zionist Archives and Library., New York City, 1975-1977. Head special collections College of Charleston, South Carolina, 1977-1984.

      Library director, teacher religion Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, Massachusetts, 1984—2003. Library director, English teacher Covnent of Sacret Heart, New York City, 2003—2005. Library director The Child School/Legacy High School, since 2006.

      Assistant director Westfield Atheneaum, Massachusetts, since 2006. Library consultant Sierra Canton School, 2006—2009. Visiting professor Judaic studies University Massachusetts, Amherst, 2002—2003, since 2008.

    Works

    Membership

    Founding member, archivist Avery Institute for Afro-American History and Culture, Charleston, 1980-1984. Member American Library Association, Association for Jewish Studies, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Book collecting, antiques, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Rachel Shana Levy, June 1, 1969. Children: Joshua Jacob, Ross David.
    • father: Lester Melnick
    • mother: Evelyn Melnick
    • spouse: Rachel Shana Levy
    • children: Joshua Jacob Melnick
    • Ross David Melnick
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    Born September 14, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      New York University
    • 1970
      Columbia University
    • 1974
      Columbia University
    • 1975
      Columbia University
    • 1977
      Columbia University
    • 1971 - 1972
      Library
      Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      library
    • 1977 - 1984
      head, special collections College of Charleston
      South Carolina, United States
    • 1984 - 2003
      library director, religion Williston Northampton School
      Easthampton, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1984 - 2003
      teacher, religion Williston Northampton School
      Easthampton, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1985 - 1989
      Library
    • 2003 - 2005
      library director, Covnent of Sacret Heart
    • 2003 - 2005
      English teacher, Covnent of Sacret Heart
    • 2006
      assistant, director Westfield Atheneaum
      Massachusetts, United States
    • 2006
      library director, The Child School/Legacy High School
    • 2006 - 2009
      library consultant, Sierra Canton School
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