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William Stone Budington, American librarian.


Budington, William Stone was born on July 3, 1919 in Oberlin, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Allyn and Mabel (Stone) Budington.


Bachelor, Williams College, 1940. Doctor of Humane Letters, Williams College, 1975. Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, Columbia University, 1941.

Master of Science, Columbia University, 1951. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1946.


Reference librarian, Norwich U., 1941-1942; librarian, engineering and physical science, Columbia, 1947-1952; associate librarian, John Crerar Library, Chicago, 1952-1965; librarian, John Crerar Library, 1965-1969; executive director, librarian, John Crerar Library, 1969-1984. Member of the United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Special Libraries Exchange, 1966. Bd, directors Center for Research Libraries, 1970-1972, chairman, 1972.

Member visiting commission on libraries Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1972-1977.


Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Med Library Association. Member American Library Association, American Society Information Science, Special Libraries Association (president 1964-1965, Hall of Fame 1984), American Society Engineering Education, Association Research Libraries (director 1970-1974, president 1973), Association College and Research Libraries (Academy Research Librarian of Year 1982), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.

Clubs: Caxton, Arts.


Married Irma Johnson.

Robert Allyn Budington

Mabel (Stone) Budington

Irma Johnson