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Librarian

Edward Geier Freehafer, American librarian. Member American Library Association, New York Library Association, Century Association, Kappa Sigma.

Background

Freehafer, Edward Geier was born on February 11, 1909 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edward Franklin and Martha Frances (Weitzel) Freehafer.

Education

AB, Brown University, 1930. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Brown University, 1955. Bachelor of Science, Columbia School Library Service, 1932.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hamilton College, 1970.

Career

Student assistant, Columbia School Business Library, 1931-1932; reference assistant main reading room and economics division, New York Public Library, 1932-1936; general assistant, New York Public Library, 1936-1941; chief American history and genealogy division, New York Public Library, 1941-1944; acting chief acquisition division, New York Public Library, 1942-1944; executive assistant, New York Public Library, 1945-1947; chief personnel office, New York Public Library, 1947-1953; chief reference department, New York Public Library, 1954; director, New York Public Library, 1954-1970; retired, New York Public Library, 1971; assistant librarian, Brown U. Library, 1944-1945.

Membership

Member American Library Association, New York Library Association, Century Association, Kappa Sigma.

Connections

Married E. Isabel Houck, July 7, 1934. 1 son, John Geier.

father:
Edward Franklin Freehafer

mother:
Martha Frances (Weitzel) Freehafer

spouse:
E. Isabel Houck