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archivist , author , English educator

John Byron Manbeck, American English educator, archivist, author. Recipient speaker's award New York Council Humanities, 1990; Fulbright scholar Helsinki University, 1965-1966.

Background

Manbeck, John Byron was born on July 11, 1931 in Brooklyn. Son of Jesse Byron and Florence Lillian (Cahill) Manbeck.

Education

Bachelor in English, Bucknell University, 1953. Master of Arts in Mass Communications, New York University, 1961.

Career

Music library, ABC, New York City, 1953-1960;regional manager, Mercury Records, New York City, 1960;office manager, IGM Broadcasting Company. New York City, 1961;teacher English,, New York City Board Education, Brooklyn, 1961-1965;lecturer English philology, Helsinki U., 1965-1967;Professor of English,, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, 19676;director journalism program, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, since 1972. Evaluator desktop public Union County (New Jersey) College, 1988-1989.

Consultant Coney Island: The American Experience, Public Broadcasting Service, New York City, 1989-1991. Judge student films Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, since 1989.

Works

Religion

The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.

Politics

Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

Views

Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. During this change, the outward begins to reflect the inward and is something you will neither fear nor regret, but embrace.

Membership

Archivist Kingsborough History Society. Chairman research committee Brooklyn Borough President Bicentennial Commission, 1975. Keynote speaker 50th anniversary Brooklyn Public Library., 1991.

Panelist St. Francis College, Brooklyn, 1991. Member Society Professional Journalists, College Media Advisers, Archivists Round Table New York.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: record collecting, skiing, photography.

Connections

Married E. Virginia Brooks, June 27, 1964. Children: Jessica, Brooks.

father:
Jesse Byron Manbeck

mother:
Florence Lillian (Cahill) Manbeck

spouse:
E. Virginia Brooks

children:
Jessica Manbeck

Brooks Manbeck