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Robert Kellogg Johnson, American librarian, educator. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University Washington School Librarianship Alumni Association, 1973.


Johnson, Robert Kellogg was born on July 27, 1913 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Maurice Flower and Hazel Jeannette (Kellogg) Johnson.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Montana, 1937;Bachelor of Arts Librarianship, U. Washington, 1938;Master of Sciences, University Illinois, 1946;Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1957.


Reference assistant, library association Portland, Oregon, summer 1938;circulation and reference librarian, instructor French, Pacific U., 1938-1939;acting librarian, instructor library science, Pacific U., 1939-1940;head librarian, associate professor library science, acting head audio-visual department, Pacific U., 1946-1948;head librarian, instructor library science, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1940-1942;payroll auditor, special assistant to plant executive central devel, and experiment unit, General Motors Corporation, 1942-1943;bibliographer, University of Illinois Library, 1948-1950;cataloger, University of Illinois Library, 1950-1952;member of staff, Air U. Library, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1952-1959;assistant director libraries, Drexel U., 1959-1962;professor library science, Graduate School Library Science, 1959-1964;director libraries, Graduate School Library Science, 1962-1964;professor library science, U. Arizona, 1964-1983;university librarian, U. Arizona, 1964-1972;professor Graduate Library School, U. Arizona, 1972-1983;individual studies director, U. Arizona, 1979-1983. Consultant Westerners International, 1968-1983. Chairman Library Council Metropolitan Philadelphia, 1963-1964.

Member Arizona Library Survey Advisory Committee, 1966-1968, Committee Junior Colls. in Philadelphia Area, 1962-1963, Media (Pennsylvania) Free Library Board, 1959-1960. Member executive and editorial boards Seminar Acquisition Latin American Library Materials, 1969-1972. Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Trustee Bibliographical Center for Research, Rocky Mountain Region, Inc., 1968-1972, president, 1970-1971. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Library Association (member of council 1969-1972), Arizona State library association (Executive Board 1965-1969, vice president 1967-1968, president 1968-1969), Association College and Research Libraries (board directors 1969-1972), Seminar on Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials-Association Research Libraries (chairman joint Latin American Farmington Plan subcommittee 1970-1973), Western Writers American (board of judges for non-fiction awards 1971-1982), Southwestern library association (chairman awards committee 1976-1977).


Married Mary Loretta Franks, August 22, 1950. Children: Phillip, Emily (deceased), Peter, Sarah, Robert Kellogg.

Maurice Flower Johnson

Hazel Jeannette (Kellogg) Johnson

Mary Loretta Franks

Phillip Johnson

Emily Johnson (deceased)

Peter Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Robert Kellogg Johnson