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Fritz Veit

educator , librarian

Fritz Veit, German librarian, educator. Member American Library Association (secretary, chairman teacher education libraries section Association of College and Research Libraries 1959-1961, associate editor monographs 1952-1960, local chairman Association of College and Research Libraries 1963 Conf), Illinois Library Association, Chicago Library Club (president 1964-1965), Pi Gamma Museum.

Background

Veit, Fritz was born on September 17, 1907 in Emmendingen, Baden, Germany. Came to United States, 1935, naturalized, 1940. Son of Samuel W. and Helene (Geismar) Veit.

Education

Student, University Berlin, 1927. Student, Heidelberg University, 1928. Juris Utriusque Doctor, University Freiburg, 1932.

Bachelor of Science in Library Science, Peabody Library School, Nashville, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago Graduate Library School, 1941.

Career

Research assistant Institute History Law, University Freiburg, Germany, 1932-1933. Librarian University Chicago Graduate Library School, 1937-1942, Social Science Reading Room, 1942. Acting librarian Law School, 1943.

Librarian Chicago City Junior College (Englewood evening branch), 1941-1948. Law librarian United States R.R. Retirement Board, Chicago, 1943-1949. Supervisor library John Marshall Law School, 1949-1957.

Visiting professor library science Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1950-1978, Western Michigan University, summer 1959, Arizona State University, summer 1964, 65, 67, 68, Emporia State University, summer 1977, Graduate Library School University Chicago, summer 1975, 78, fall 1977. Director libraries Chicago State University, 1949-1973, also Kennedy-King College, 1949-1972. Chairman advisory committee library technical program Chicago City Colleges, 1968-1974.

Member advisory council librarians University Illinois Graduate School Library Science, 1971-1974.

Membership

Member American Library Association (secretary, chairman teacher education libraries section Association of College and Research Libraries 1959-1961, associate editor monographs 1952-1960, local chairman Association of College and Research Libraries 1963 Conf), Illinois Library Association, Chicago Library Club (president 1964-1965), Pi Gamma Museum.

Connections

Married Lucille Stearns, June 11, 1939. Children: Joanne Grace, Mary Catherine (deceased).

father:
Samuel W. Veit

mother:
Helene (Geismar) Veit

spouse:
Lucille Stearns

children:
Joanne Grace Veit

Mary Catherine Veit (deceased)