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educator , library director

James David Hart, American Library director, educator. Decorated commander Order British Empire. Trustee Mills College, 1970-1978, 79-86, president of the board, 1973-1976; trustee FineArts Museum San Francisco, 1983-1990. Fellow American Antiquarian Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, California History Society; member Modern Language Association, Philological Association Pacific Coast, Book Club of California (president 1956-1960).

Background

Hart, James David was born on April 18, 1911 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Julien and Helen Louise (Neustadter) Hart.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1932; Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1933; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1936; Doctor of Humane Letters, Mills College, 1978.

Career

Member of faculty to professor emeritus of English, University of California-Berkeley, from 1936; department chairman, University of California-Berkeley, 1955-1957, 65-69; vice chancellor, University of California-Berkeley, 1957-1960; acting director, Bancroft Library, 1961-1962; director, Bancroft Library, 1969-1990. Visiting professor Harvard University, 1964. Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, 1980-1981.

Chairman Marshall Scholarship Committee Western United States, 1959-1963, 79-86, advisory county British Ambassador, 1986-1989.

Works

Membership

Trustee Mills College, 1970-1978, 79-86, president board, 1973-1976. Trustee Fine Arts Museum San Francisco, 1983-1990. Fellow American Antiquarian Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, California History Society.

Member Modern Language Association, Philological Association Pacific Coast, Book Club of California (president 1956-1960) Clubs: Bohemian (San Francisco). Grolier (New York City). Century Association, Faculty (Berkeley).

Connections

Married Ruth Arnstein, June 14, 1938 (deceased 1977). Children: Carol Helen (Mistress John L. Field), Peter David. Married Constance Crowley Bowles, February 9, 1985.

father:
Julien Hart

mother:
Helen Louise (Neustadter) Hart

spouse:
Constance Crowley Bowles

spouse:
Ruth Arnstein

child:
Carol Helen Hart (Mistress John L. Field)

child:
Peter David Hart