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Robert Frederick Freeland was American librarian. Named Scholar Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1976-1980.


Freeland, Robert Frederick was born on December 20, 1919 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of Ralph V. and Susan Barbara (Goetz) Freeland.


Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan U., 1942;postgraduate, Washington & Lee University, 1945;Master of Science, University of Southern California, 1948;postgraduate, University of Southern California, 1949;postgraduate, University of Michigan, 1950-1952;postgraduate, California State University, 1956-1958;postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960;Doctor of Letters (honorary), Linda Vista Bible College, 1973.


Music supervisor, Consolidated Schools Warren, Michigan, 1946-1947;music director, Carson City (Michigan) Public Schools, 1948-1949;librarian, audio-visual coordinator, Ford Foundation, Edison Institute, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, 1950-1952;librarian, audio-visual coordinator, Helix High School Library, 1952-1977;librarian, professor library science, Linda Vista Bible College, since 1976;reference library, San Diego Public Library. System, 1967-1997;

consultant education, library and multimedia.


  • Other Work

    • Editor book and audio-visual aids review, School Musician, Director and Teacher, 1950-1975.


Former deacon and elder Christian Reform Church, library, 1969-1972, Classis archivist, since 1991. Public affairs officer, senior program officer, moral leadership officer Square 57 General Practice III, California wing Civil Air Patrol. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Member National Education Association (life), American Library Association, National Music Camp, California Teachers Association, Music Library. Association Southern California (adviser executive board), California Library. Association (president Palomar chapter 1972-1973), School Library.

Association California (treasurer 1956-1973), California Media and Library. Educators (charter member), American Legion (Americanism chairman 22d district San Diego County, chairman oratorical contest committee La Mesa post), Retired Officers Association, San Diego Aero Space Museum, San Diego Museum Art, Alumnia Association Eastern Michigan University, La Mesa History Society (board directors since 2003).


Married June Voshel, June 18, 1948. Children: Susan Beth Visser, Kent Richard.

Ralph V. Freeland

Susan Barbara (Goetz) Freeland

June Voshel

Susan Beth Visser Freeland

Kent Richard Freeland