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Herbert Frederick Mutschler was American librarian. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star with cluster, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation.


Mutschler, Herbert Frederick was born on November 28, 1919 in Eureka, South Dakot. Son of Frederick and Helena (Oster) Mutschler.


Bachelor, Jamestown College, 1947. Master of Arts, Western Reserve University, 1949. Master of Science, Western Reserve University, 1952.


Teacher history high school, Lemmon, South Dakot, 1947-1948;assistant librarian, Royal Oak (Michigan) Library., 1952-1955;head librarian, Hamtramck (Michigan) Library., 1955-1956;head public services, Wayne County Library. System, Wayne, Michigan, 1956-1959;assistant county librarian, Wayne County Library. System, 1960-1962;director, King County Library.

System, Seattle, 1963-1989;library building consultant, Wayne County Library., 1956-1962;library building consultant, Washington State Library., since 1966;consultant, Salt Lake County Library. consultant, Pierce County Library. consultant, North Olympic Library. Lecturer U. Washington School Librarianship, 1970-1971. Building consultant Hoquiam (Washington) Library., Olympic (Washington) Regional Library., Camas (Washington) Public Library., N. Center (Washington) Regional Library., Spokane (Washington) County Library., Enumclaw (Washington) Library., Puyallup (Washington) Public Library., Kennewick (Washington) Public Library., Lopez Island (Washington) Library.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles professional journals.


Member Foss Home and Village Board Trustees, 1989-1998. Board directors King County Library. Systems Foundation, since 1990.

With Army of the United States, 1941-1945. To captain 1950-1952. Member American Library Association (councilor at large 1965-1969, chapter councilor 1971-1975, president library administrative division 1974-1975), Pacific Northwest Library Association, Washington Library Association (executive board 1964-1965, 69-71, president 1967-1969), Enological Society Northwest Seattle (board directors since 1988).

Clubs: City, Municipal League. Lodges: Kiwanis.


Son of Frederick and Helena (Oster) M. M. Lucille I. Gross, August 18, 1945. 1 daughter, Linda M.

Frederick Mutschler

Helena (Oster) Mutschler

Lucille I. Gross