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Raymund Francis Wood was American librarian. Travel grantee American Book Foundation, 1964, Del Amo Foundation, 1974.


Wood, Raymund Francis was born on November 9, 1911 in London. Came to the United States, 1924. Son of George S. and Ida A. (Lawes) Wood.


AB, St. Mary's University, Baltimore, 1931. Master of Arts, Gonzaga University, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1949.

Master of Science in Library. Science, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1950.


Instructor English, U. Santa Clara (California), 1939-1941;rehabilitation officer, VA, Los Angeles, 1946-1948;reference library, Fresno (California) State College, 1950-1966;professor library science, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 1966-1977;professor emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 1977-1998;from assistant dean to associate dean Graduate School Library. & Information Science, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 1970-1977.


Volunteer driver American Red Cross, Van Nuys, California, 1977-1998. President Friends of the Encino/Tarzana Branch Library., Tarzana, California, 1977-1980, Jedediah Smith Society, Stockton, California, 1987-1990, knight Commander Order of St. Gregory, 1994. With United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Member American Library Association (book reviewer 1974-1998), California Library. Association (many offices), Mariposa County History Association (life), Oral History Association (life), Fresno County History Society (editor 1959-1966), Westerners Los Angeles Corral (editor of Brand Book 1982).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: lecturing, writing, reading, traveling.


Married Margaret Ann Peed, February 26, 1943. Children: Paul George, Gregory Leo (deceased), David Joseph.

George S. Wood

Ida A. (Lawes) Wood

Margaret Ann Peed

Paul George Wood

Gregory Leo Wood (deceased)

David Joseph Wood