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Librarian

Robert Ormes Dougan, British Librarian. Collections of history photography in Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Princeton University Art Museum, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Glasgow U. Library (Scotland). Served to flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force, 1941-1945. Fellow library association United Kingdom; member Bibliographical Society United Kingdom, American Library Association (chairman rare books section 1964-1965), Grolier Club.

Background

Dougan, Robert Ormes was born on August 21, 1904 in Ilford, Essex, England. Son of Hugh and Rebecca (Ormes) Dougan. came to the United States, 1958, naturalized, 1964.

Education

Diploma librarianship, University College, London, 1929. Master of Arts, Trinity College, University Dublin, Ireland, 1954. Doctor of Letters, University Redlands, 1974.

Career

Partime librarian, Royal History Society, London, 1925-1935;bibliographical research worker, cataloguer, Evangelical Presbyterian Goldschmidt and Limited company, London, 1926-1940;librarian, Sandeman Public Library, Perth, Scotland, 1945-1952;deputy librarian, Trinity College, Dublin, 1952-1958;librarian, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California, 1958-1972. Book of Kells lecturer for Foras Eireann, Dublin, 1955-1958. Organizer 2 Scottish book exhibitions Festival of Britain, 1950-1951.

Member California Advisory Council Education Librarianship, 1962-1965.

Achievements

  • Collections of history photography in Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Princeton University Art Museum, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Glasgow University Library (Scotland).

Membership

Served to flight lieutenant Royal Air Force, 1941-1945. Fellow Library Association United Kingdom. Member Bibliographical Society United Kingdom, American Library Association (chairman rare books section 1964-1965), Grolier Club.

Connections

Married Olive Constant McMicken, October 3, 1929 (deceased January 1963). Married Margaret Truax Hunter, January 21, 1964 (deceased May 1992). Married Theresa Rosa Purcell, July 1, 1992.

father:
Hugh Dougan

mother:
Rebecca (Ormes) Dougan

spouse:
Olive Constant McMicken

spouse:
Margaret Truax Hunter

spouse:
Theresa Rosa Purcell