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Paul Blakeslee Kebabian


Paul Blakeslee Kebabian was American librarian.


Kebabian, Paul Blakeslee was born on July 24, 1917 in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, United States. Son of John Couzu and Edith Jennie (Blakeslee) Kebabian.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1938. Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1948.


Cataloger, supervisor exchanges Yale University Library, New Haven, 1939-1942, 46-47. Chief cataloger preparation division New York Public Library, 1949-1961, 62-63. Ford Foundation program specialist Library of University Baghdad, Iraq, 1961-1962.

Associate director libraries University Florida, Gainesville, 1963-1966. Director libraries University Vermont, Burlington, 1966-1982. Associate professor library science University Florida, 1963-1966.

Consultant in field.


book American Woodworking Tools
  • American Woodworking Tools

    (Book by Kebabian, Paul B., Witney, D.)

  • Author: American Woodworking Tools, 1978. Co-editor, contributor: Tools and Technologies– America's Wooden Age, 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, Midwest Tool Collectors Association, Early American Industries Association (past president, director 1970-1982, editor 1982-1984, contributor Chronicle), Vermont History Society, Antique Crafts and Tools in Vermont (past president, editor 1973-1988), N.Eng. Tool Collectors Association (editor 1988-1995).


Married Justine Richardson, November 21, 1942. Children: Jean Edith, Ann Ruth, Helen Jane. Married Johanna Thomas, January 27, 1995.

John Couzu Kebabian

Edith Jennie (Blakeslee) Kebabian

Justine Richardson

Johanna Thomas

Jean Edith Kebabian

Ann Ruth Kebabian

Helen Jane Kebabian