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Ellsworth Goodwin Mason

librarian

Ellsworth Goodwin Mason was American librarian. Certified Christian Writer's Guild. Named Kentucky Colonel, 1993; recipient Harry Bailly speaker's award, Association Colleges Midwest, 1975; fellow, Council Library. Resources, 1969-1970; grantee, American Council Learned Societies, Education Facilities Laboratories, Hofstra University, University Colorado.

Background

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

Education

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Certified Christian Writer's Guild.

Works

book The University of Colorado Library and Its Makers, 1876-1972 book The University of Colorado Library and Its Makers, 1876-1972 by Mason Ellsworth (1994-06-01) Hardcover book Mason on Library Buildings book The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

Membership

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.

Connections

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

1 child Sean David.

father:
Frederick William Mason

mother:
Kathryn Loretta (Watkins) Mason

spouses:
Rose Ellen Maloy

Joan Lou Shinew

children:
Kay Iris Morice Mason

Joyce Iris Lande Mason

Sean David Mason