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Ellsworth Goodwin Mason, American Librarian. Certified Christian Writer's Guild, 1997. Recipient Harry Bailly speaker's award Association Colls. of Midwest, 1975; fellow Council on Library. Resources, 1969-1970; grantee American Council Learned Socs., Education Facilities laboratories, Hofstra University, University Colorado; named Kentucky Colonel, 1993.


Mason, Ellsworth Goodwin was born on August 25, 1917 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Frederick William and Kathryn Loretta (Watkins) Mason.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1938. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1948.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Hofstra University, 1973. Diploma, Institute Children's Literature, 1996.


Reference assistant Yale Library, 1938-1942. Export license officer Board Economic Warfare, 1942-1943. Instructor English Williams College, 1948-1950.

Instructor humanities Marlboro (Vermont) College, 1951-1952. Serials library University Wyoming Library., 1952-1954. Reference library Colorado College Library., Colorado Springs, 1954-1958.

Lecturer, library Colorado College, 1958-1963. Professor, director library services Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1963-1972. Professor, director University Colorado Libraries, Boulder, 1972-1976.

Freelance writer children's literature, since 1995. Library. consultant, since 1958. Visiting lecturer Northwestern University, 1961, Colorado College, 1965, Syracuse University, 1965—1968, Elmira College, 1966, Columbia University, 1966—1968, Lincoln University, 1969, University British Columbia, Canada, 1969, University Toronto, 1970, University Tulsa, 1971, 76, University Rutgers, 1971, University Illinois, 1972, Colgate University, 1972, Simmons College, 1972, University Oregon, 1973, Hofstra University, 1974, University North Carolina, 1976, University Alabama, 1976, Ball State University, 1977, University Lethbridge, Canada, 1977, University Arizona, 1981, Arizona State University, 1981, Victoria University, New Zealand, 1983, University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1983, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992, Remember Pearl Harbor Association, 1993, 94.

Research associate University California, Berkeley, 1965. Adjunct professor University Illinois, Urbana, 1968. President Mason Associates, Ltd., since 1977.

Library value engineer, since 1992. With United States Navy, 1943-1946.


  • Certified Christian Writer's Guild, 1997.



Member chancellor's council University Texas, Austin, since 1982. Executive board University Kentucky Library. Associates, 1991—1994, Concerned Christians in Kentucky, 1993—1998, Littlefield Society University Texas, Austin, since 2004.

Member of American Library Association (councilor-at-large 1961-1965), American Christian Writers, National Association Scholars, James Joyce Foundation (chairman section translation from Joyce 2d International James Joyce Symposium 1969), Institute Vico Studies, New Zealand Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society, Conference Editors Learned Journals, Alcuin Society Vancouver, Private Libraries Association, New Zealand Library. Association, Library. Association (London), Bibliographical Society of America, Colorado Library.

Association (president southern district 1960-1961), Black American's PAC, Colorado Book Collectors (founder, president 1975-1986), Ghost Town Club, Caxton Club, Archons of Colophon, Sigma Kappa Alpha (president 1969-1970), Alpha Sigma Lambda.


Married Rose Ellen Maloy, May 13, 1951 (divorced October 1961). Children: Kay Iris Maurice, Joyce Iris Lande. Married Joan Lou Shinew, August 16, 1964.

1 son, Sean David.

Frederick William Mason

Kathryn Loretta (Watkins) Mason

Joan Lou Shinew

Rose Ellen Maloy

Joyce Iris Lande Mason

Sean David Mason

Kay Iris Morice Mason