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Ralph Halstead Parker was American librarian. University Chicago fellow, 1936-1937. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Library Association (chairman library equipment committee 1942-1943, financial administration section 1957-1959), Missouri Library Association (president 1951-1952), American Society for Information Science, State History Society Missouri, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Parker, Ralph Halstead was born on April 21, 1909 in Bertram, Texas, United States. Son of James Francis and Rosalthe Lee (Lawhon) Parker.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1929;Master of Arts, University Texas, 1930;Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1935;graduate student, University Chicago, 1936-1937.

Career

Loan librarian, University Texas, 1930-1936;librarian, Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1937-1940;director libraries, U. Georgia, 1940-1947;librarian, U. Missouri, 1947-1967;founding dean, U. Missouri School Library. and Information Science, 1966-1974;professor, U. Missouri School Library. and Information Science, 1974-1978;professor emeritus, dean emeritus, U. Missouri School Library. and Information Science, 1978-1990. Member Missouri Library Commission, 1946-1967, president, 1959-1966.

Religion

The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Library Association (chairman library equipment committee 1942-1943, financial administration section 1957-1959), Missouri Library Association (president 1951-1952), American Society for Information Science, State History Society Missouri, Sigma Delta Chi.

Connections

Son of James Francis and Rosalthe Lee (Lawhon) P. M. Mary Kate Norman, June 23, 1935. 1 daughter, Judith Kay.

father:
James Francis Parker

mother:
Rosalthe Lee (Lawhon) Parker

spouse:
Mary Kate Norman