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Ervin James Gaines, American librarian. Member American Library Association.

Background

Gaines, Ervin James was born on December 8, 1916 in New York City. Son of Ervin J. and Helen (Hennessy) Gaines.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1942. A.M., Columbia University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1952.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Cleveland State University, 1983.

Career

Instructor Columbia University, New York City, 1946-1953. Chief training Radio Liberation, 1953-1956, Teleregister Corporation, 1956-1957. Free-lance consultant, 1957-1958.

Assistant director Boston Public Library, 1958-1964. Director Minneapolis Public Library, 1964-1974, Cleveland Public Library, since 1974.

Membership

Member American Library Association.

Connections

Married Martha Zirbel, February 11, 1938. Children: Colleen Joy (Mistress John Clark), Sanford Ervin.

father:
Ervin J. Gaines

mother:
Helen (Hennessy) Gaines

spouse:
Martha Zirbel

child:
Colleen Joy Gaines (Mistress John Clark)

child:
Sanford Ervin Gaines