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Library administrator

Johanna Eleonore Tallman, American former library administrator. Fulbright lecturer Brazil, 1966-1967.


Tallman, Johanna Eleonore was born on August 18, 1914 in Luebeck, Germany. Came to the United States, 1923, naturalized, 1930. Daughter of Friedrich Franz and Johanna Cornelia (Voget) Allerding.


Associate of Arts, Los Angeles Junior College, 1934. Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1936. Certified in Librarianship, 1937.


Assistant librarian San Marino (California) Public Library, 1937-1938. Various positions Los Angeles County Public Library, 1938-1940, technical reference librarian, 1940-1942. Assistant librarian Pacific Aeronautical Library, Hollywood, California, 1942-1943, head librarian, 1943-1944.

Librarian Engineering and Mathematics Sciences Library, University California, Los Angeles, 1945-1973. Coordinator physical science libraries University California, 1962-1973. Faculty School Library Service, 1961-1973.

Director libraries California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1973-1982. Director re-cataloging project United States Naval Ordnance Test Station Library., China Lake, California, 1951. Consultant to industrial, research, educational institutions, 1950-1973.

Member trade advisory committee for library assistants Los Angeles Trade Technology College, 1958-1973.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Check Out a Librarian, 1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Zonta Club Pasadena, 1976-1978, United Service Clubs Officers Association, 1978-1979, 88-89, 90-91, Fine Arts Club Pasadena, 1982-1984. Trustee Pasadena History Society, 1980-1990. Member American Library Association (chairman engineering school libraries section 1949-1950), California Library Association (chairman college, university and research libraries section Southern district 1954), Special Libraries Association (president Southern California chapter 1965-1966, chairman science-technical division 1969-1970), Librarians Association University California (president 1971).


Married Lloyd Anthony Tallman, May 8, 1954 (deceased).

Friedrich Franz Allerding

Johanna Cornelia (Voget) Allerding

Lloyd Anthony Tallman