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Leon James Stout

archivist , librarian

Leon James Stout, American archivist, librarian.


Stout, Leon James was born on October 10, 1947 in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States. Son of Leon E. Stout and Verna May Porter.


Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1969. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1972. Master of Library Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1974.


Archivist Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park, 1974—2002, head, public services and outreach special collections, 2002—2007, library emeritus, since 2007. Consultant in field.


  • Author: (reference book) Pennsylvania State University in International Dictionary of Library Histories. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member United States National History Publications and Records Commission, Washington, since 2002, Pennsylvania State History Records Advisory Board, Harrisburg, since 1989. Appointed representative State College Borough History Resources Commission, State College, 1992—2007. Fellow: Society of America Archivists (president 2001-2002).

Member: Midwestern Archives Conference, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (chair 1989-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, golf, genealogy, photography.


Married Dolores Anne Altmyer, August 22, 1969. Children: David James, Christine Anne Smith.