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Clarence Clifford Gorchels, American Librarian.


Gorchels, Clarence Clifford was born on August 26, 1916 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Arthur Frederick and Mary Elizabeth (Korsch) Gorchels.


Bachelor of Science, Wisconsin State College, Oshkosh, 1940; Bachelor of Library Science (Wisconsin library association fellow 1944-1945), University of Wisconsin, 1945; Master of Science, Columbia, 1952; D.L.S., Columbia, 1971.


With, Washington State University, 1945-1958; chief technical services division, Washington State University, 1947-1950; chief readers service division, Washington State University, 1950-1956; acting assistant director of libraries, Washington State University, 1956-1958; visiting assistant professor, U. Washington School Librarianship, 1958-1959; associate library service, Columbia School Library Service, 1959-1960; director libraries, department chairman library science, Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, 1960-1963; librarian, California State College at, Palos Verdes, 1963-1966; director library, Western Oregon State College, 1966-1987; director, World Affairs Institute, Washington State University, 1978; member of advisory board, School Library Service, University of Southern California, since 1966; librarian, Paul Jensen Artic Museum, Monmouth, Oregon, since 1987. Consultant for university libraries King Faisal U., Saudi Arabia, 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Foreshadow, Bulletin Regional History Research, since 1957. Assistant to editor: College and Research Libraries, 1959-1962. Books appraisal staff Library Jour, since 1947.

      Abstractor: books appraisal staff Historical Abstracts, since 1956

    • Author articles.


Member American Library Association (council 1956-1957, chairman statistics committee 1952-1954, 56-57, chairman budgeting, costs and accounting committee since 1965, editorial board since 1984), Pacific Northwest (vice chairman 1956), Washington State (executive board), Washington State School library associations, Association College and Reference Librarians, American Association of University Professors, California State College Librarians (secretary 1963-1965), Kiwanis, Phi Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta Pi.


Married Eugenia Hayes, June 16, 1945. Children: Catherine Marilee, Christopher Michael, Melissa Jean, Gregory Francis.

Arthur Frederick Gorchels

Mary Elizabeth (Korsch) Gorchels

Eugenia Hayes

Gregory Francis Gorchels

Catherine Marilee Gorchels

Christopher Michael Gorchels

Melissa Jean Gorchels