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Frederick Herbert Wagman, American Librarian, educator. Named Honorary Alumnus, University of Michigan School Library Science. Member American Library Association (president 1963-1964), Michigan library association (president 1960, honorary member 1978), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Wagman, Frederick Herbert was born on October 12, 1912 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert and Rebecca (Gaberman) Wagman.


Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Amherst College, 1933;A.M., Columbia University, 1934;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1942;Doctor of Humane Letters, Amherst College, 1958;honorary Doctor of Laws, Alderson Broaddus College, 1967;Doctor of Letters, Luther College, 1969.


Instructor,, Columbia Extension, 1933-1935;Ottendorfer Memorial fellow, New York University, 1935-1936;teaching fellow, Amherst College, 1936-1937;instructor, University of Minnesota, 1937-1942;head planning unit postal division, United States Office Censorship, Washington, 1942-1943;head regulations and trg. section postal division, United States Office Censorship, 1943-1945;regulations officer, United States Office Censorship, 1945;successively acting director personnel and acting director administrative services, Library of Congress, 1945-1946;assistant director reference department, Library of Congress, 1946-1947;director processing department, Library of Congress, 1947-1951;deputy chief assistant librarian, Library of Congress, 1951-1952;director administration, Library of Congress, 1952-1953;director, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, 1953-1978;professor library science, University of Michigan library, 1953-1982;librarian, Michigan Academy Arts, Science and Letters, 1953-1978;vice Chairman of Commission management, Wm. L. Clements Library, 1953-1978;Executive Committee, Michigan History Collections, 1953-1994. Consultant United Nations Library, 1959-1962, Hebrew U. Jerusalem, 1969, various other universities.

Member Executive Committee National Book Committee, 1963-1964. Vice chairman National Commission Obscenity and Pornography, 1968-1970. President Midwest Region Library Network, 1975-1976.

Board directors Council Library Resources, 1956-1991. Board regents National Library of Medicine, 1967-1971.


Member American Library Association (president 1963-1964), Michigan Library Association (president 1960, honorary member 1978), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Ruth Jeannette Wagman, November 21, 1941. Children: Elizabeth L. Gaidos, William G.

Robert Wagman

Rebecca (Gaberman) Wagman

Ruth Jeannette Wagman

Elizabeth L. Gaidos Wagman

William G. Wagman