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Arthur Tenney Hamlin, American librarian, educator.


Hamlin, Arthur Tenney was born on February 8, 1913 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Christopher Robert and Edith (Redman) Hamlin.


AB, Harvard University, 1934;postgraduate, Harvard University, 1936-1937;Bachelor of Liberal Studies, 1939.


Assistant, Harvard College Library, 1934-1936;curator, Poetry Room, 1936-1938;freshman proctor, advisory, Poetry Room, 1934-1938;assistant general reference desk and economics division, New York Public Library, 1939-1940;assistant-at-large, University of Pennsylvania Library, 1940-1942;chief service to readers and assistant librarian, University of Pennsylvania Library, 1945-1949;research analyst, Office Naval Intelligence, 1942-1945;executive secretary, Association College and Reference Libraries, 1949-1956;university librarian, U. Cincinnati, 1956-1968;professor bibliography, U. Cincinnati, 1962-1968;director libraries, professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1968-1979;emeritus, Temple University, since 1979. A founder, director Junto, Philadelphia, 1941-1942, 45-48. Member Pennsylvania Library Master Plan Committee.

Director Midwest Inter-Library Center, 1956-1962. Fulbright lecturer U. Pavia, Italy, 1961-1962. Fulbright research scholar U. Birmingham, England, 1966-1967.

Member task force on a national periodicals system National Commision on Libraries and Information Science, 1975-1977.



Board directors City Charter Committee, Cincinnati, 1964-1968. Member American Library Association (chairman building and equipment section 1957-1958, chairman adult services special projects committee 1959-1960, member council 1958-1962, 64-68, special representative to flooded Italian libraries 1967, chairman special committee to aid Italian libraries 1967-1969, co-chairman committee on flood damaged libraries 1972-1973), Ohio College Association (president libraries section 1960-1961), Ohio Library Association (chairman development committee, member executive board. Vice president, president 1965), Pennsylvania Library Association (chairman conference local arrangements committee 1969-1970), Association Research Libraries (director 1973-1974, chairman task force on national periodicals resources plans 1973-1975, chairman committee on Negro academy libraries 1971-1975), Association College and Reference Libraries (chairman grants committee 1956-1958, 64-66), Bibliographical Society of America, Union Library Catalog Pennsylvania (treasurer 1972-1976), Alpha Beta Alpha.

Clubs: Franklin Inn, Harvard.


Married Pauline L. Randolph, September 16, 1939 (divorced 1975). Children: Peter R., Sally R. (Mistress Richard Price), Rebecca R. (Mistress Yutaka Sato). Married Jean Warren Boyer, 1976 (deceased 1994).

Christopher Robert Hamlin

Edith (Redman) Hamlin

Pauline L. Randolph

Jean Warren Boyer

Peter R. Hamlin

Sally R. Hamlin (Mistress Richard Price)

Rebecca R. Hamlin (Mistress Yutaka Sato)