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educator , Librarian

Joseph Periam Danton, American librarian, educator. Recipient Berkeley citation, 1976, Beta Phi Mu award, 1983; Carnegie fellow, 1933-1935, Guggenheim fellow, 1971. Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Association American Library. Schools (president 1949-1950), International Federation Library. Associations (chairman committee library education 1967-1972).

Background

Danton, Joseph Periam was born on July 5, 1908 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Son of George Henry and Annina (Periam) Danton.

Education

Educated, U. Leipzig, Germany, 1925-1926;Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Oberlin College, 1928;Bachelor of Science, Columbia, 1929;A.M., Williams College, 1930;Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1935;(Carnegie fellow, 1933-1935), University of Chicago.

Career

With, New York Public Library., Williams College Library. and American Library Association, 1928-1933;librarian, associate professor bibliography, Colby College, Waterville, Maine., 1935-1936;librarian, associate professor bibliography, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1936-1946;dean, School Librarianship, University of California-Berkeley, 1946-1961;associate professor, School Librarianship, University of California-Berkeley, 1946-1947;professor, School Librarianship, University of California-Berkeley, 1947-1976;professor emeritus, School Librarianship, University of California-Berkeley, since 1976. Visiting professor Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, 1942, Columbia, 1946. Visiting lecturer U. Toronto, 1963, Universities of Belgrade, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Zagreb, 1965, U. B.C., 1968, 79, McGill University, 1969, U. P.R., 1970, U. Maryland., 1977, U. North Carolina, 1977, University Texas, 1979, Hebrew U., Jerusalem, 1965, 85.

Fulbright research scholar, Germany, 1960-1961, Austria, 1964-1965. Surveyor and consultant numerous libraries. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Library Cons., Jamaica, 1968;delegate International Federation Library Assns. meeting, 1939-1972.

Ford Foundation consultant on libraries in Southeast Asia (with R. C. Swank), 1963. Honorary researchfellow U. London, 1974-1975.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author various works, 1946-1999.

Membership

Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Association American Library. Schools (president 1949-1950), International Federation Library. Associations (chairman committee library education 1967-1972).

Connections

Married Lois King, December 25, 1948 (divorced). Children— Jennifer, Joseph Periam.

father:
George Henry Danton

mother:
Annina (Periam) Danton

spouse:
Lois King