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Ralph Eugene E. Ellsworth Edit Profile

Librarian , professor

Ralph Eugene Ellsworth was an American librarian. Recipient Brett Memorial scholarship, 1931, University Chicago fellowship, 1937, Denver Public Library. Nell Scott Memorial award, 1972. Member of American Library Association (life), Colorado Library. Association (president 1932, 59, 70), Association Reference Libraries (president 1952, 60).

Background

Ellsworth, Ralph Eugene was born on September 22, 1907 in Forest City, Iowa, United States. Son of Wallace Henry and Helma C. (Gorenson) Ellsworth.

Education

AB, Oberlin College, 1929. Bachelor of Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1937.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Case Western Reserve, Oberlin, 1987.

Career

Library. Adam State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1931-1934. Director of libraries University Colorado, Boulder, 1937-1944. 58-72, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1944-1958.

Consultant on more than 200 projects including work in 6 foreign countries. Member of American Library Association committee that wrote Library. Bill of Rights.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: numerous books including The Economics of Book Storage, 1969, Planning Manual for Academic Library Buildings, 1973, Ellsworth on Ellsworth: an Autobiography, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of American Library Association (life), Colorado Library. Association (president 1932, 59, 70), Association Reference Libraries (president 1952, 60).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, angling, music, library architecture.

Connections

Married Theda Chapman, August 1931. Children: Peter C., John David.

father:
Wallace Henry Ellsworth

mother:
Helma C. (Gorenson) Ellsworth

spouse:
Theda Chapman

child:
Peter C. Ellsworth

child:
John David Ellsworth