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Librarian

James Bennett Childs, American Librarian. Served in infantry, Camp Grant, Illinois, 1918. Member American Library Association, Bibliographical Society American, American Economics Association, American Political Science Association, Inter-American Bibliographical and Library. Association (member county), Sons of the American Revolution, Phi Beta Kappa, Clubs: Cliff Dwellers (Chicago), Cosmos (Washington). M C.

Background

Childs, James Bennett was born on June 2, 1896 in Van Buren, Missouri, United States. Son of Trall B. and Mary C. (Michener) Childs.

Education

AB, University of Illinois, 1918;Bachelor of Liberal Studies with final honors, University of Illinois, 1921.

Career

Assistant, University of Illinois Library., 1918-1921;cataloguer, John Crerar Library., Chicago, 1921-1925;chief documents officer, Library. of Congress, 1925-1930;chief documents officer, Library. of Congress, from 1934;chief of catalog division, Library. of Congress, 1930-1934. Official delegate World Congress of Libraries, Rome and Venice, 1929. Delegate 8th American Science Congress, Washington, 1940.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Wrote Sixteenth Century Books, 1925, Account of Government Document Bibliography in the United States and Elsewhere, 3d edition, 1942, Memorias of Republics of Central America and Antilles, 1932, German Federal Republic Official Publications, 1959, Spanish Government Publications, from 1936, volunteer I., 1965. Editor guide official publications other American Republics, 1944, Publications Bibliographical Society of America, 1926-1936. Contributing editor Handbook of Latin American Studies.

Membership

Served in infantry, Camp Grant, Illinois, 1918. Member American Library Association, Bibliographical Society American, American Economics Association, American Political Science Association, Inter-American Bibliographical and Library. Association (member county), Sons of the American Revolution, Phi Beta Kappa, Clubs: Cliff Dwellers (Chicago), Cosmos (Washington). M C.

Connections

Married Eleanor Atala Pirkner, November 20, 1927. Seven sons.

father:
Trall B. Childs

mother:
Mary C. (Michener) Childs

spouse:
Eleanor Atala Pirkner