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Librarian

William Hugh Carlson, American librarian. Member American Library Association (library education division, president 1952-1953), Association College and Reference Libraries (president 1947-1948), Bibliographical Society of America, Pacific Northwest Library. Association (president 1952-1953), Society Advancement Scandinavian Studies.

Background

Carlson, William Hugh was born on September 5, 1898 in Waverly, Nebraska, United States. Son of Swan August and Christine (Johnson) Carlson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Nebraska, 1924. Certified, New York State Library. School, 1926; Master of Arts School Librarianship, University California, 1937.

Career

Farmer, 1919-1922;assistant, Nebraska Legislation Reference Bureau Library., 1924-1925;supervisor department libraries, U. Iowa, 1926-1929;library, U. North Dakota, 1929-1935;visiting library, Vanderbilt University, 1935-1936;library, U. Arizona, 1937-1942;associate library, U. Washington, 1942-1945;director library, Oregon System Higher Education, Corvallis, 1945-1965;planning and research associate, Oregon System Higher Education, Corvallis, from 1965.

Membership

Member American Library Association (library education division, president 1952-1953), Association College and Reference Libraries (president 1947-1948), Bibliographical Society of America, Pacific Northwest Library. Association (president 1952-1953), Society Advancement Scandinavian Studies.

Connections

Married Claire Dyer, June 17, 1924. 1 child, Ruth Sherrill.

father:
Swan August Carlson

mother:
Christine (Johnson) Carlson

spouse:
Claire Dyer

child:
Ruth Sherrill Carlson