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library consultant

James Edmund Bryan, American library consultant. Recipient 70th Anniversary Alumni citation, Drexel Institute of Technology, 1961, George Washington Kidd award, Lafayette College, 1974. Chairman advisory board Graduate School Library. Service, Rutgers University; chairman Middle Atlantic States Regional Library Conference, 1949; Member of Public Library. Association, American Library Association, Kiwanis, Beta Phi Mu, Delta Upsilon.

Background

Bryan, James Edmund was born on July 11, 1909 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Whitely and Florence (Shimer) Bryan.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Lafayette College, 1931. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Drexel Institute of Technology, 1932. Master of Arts, American University, 1937.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Rutgers University, 1964.

Career

Library. assistant Public Library., Washington, 1932—1936, library Easton, 1936—1938. Head adult lending department Carnegie Library. Pittsburgh, 1938—1943.

Assistant director Newark Public Library., 1943—1958, director, 1958—1972. Consultant on library buildings, from 1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Chairman advisory board Graduate School Library. Service, Rutgers University. Chairman Middle Atlantic States Regional Library Conference, 1949.

Member of Public Library. Association, American Library Association, Kiwanis, Beta Phi Mu, Delta Upsilon.

Connections

Married Helen Elizabeth Lamb, July 2, 1938 (deceased November 21, 1973). 1 child Arthur Lamb; Married Eunice Ankeney von Ende, May 1, 1976. 1 child James Edmund.

father:
William Whitely Bryan

mother:
Florence (Shimer) Bryan

spouse:
Helen Elizabeth Lamb

spouse:
Eunice Ankeney von Ende

child:
Arthur Lamb Bryan

child:
James Edmund Bryan