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Melvil Dewey

Curator (10-Dec-1851 — 26-Dec-1931)


Grosvenor Dawe (editor). Melvil Dewey, Seer: Inspirer: Doer, 1851-1931. Lake Placid, NY: Lake Placid Club. 1932. 391pp.

Fremont Rider. Melvil Dewey. American Library Association. 1944. 151pp.

Sarah K. Vann. Melvil Dewey: His Enduring Presence in Librarianship. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited. 1978. 278pp.

Wayne A. Wiegand. Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey. ALA Editions. 1996. 403pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.180)

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.414)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.275)

  7. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.199)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.188)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.146)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.232)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.66)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.111)

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