Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929

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U.S. librarian and museum director. B. Aug. 19, 1856 Woodstock, Vt. Librarian of Denver, Colo. Public Library 1889-1897. Library at that time occupied quarters in East Denver High School building. Dana also served as secretary of the Board of Education, Arapahoe County School District No. 1. D. July 21, 1929 New York City. Library leader and innovator, Dana has been the subject of several books, among them one by Chalmers Hadley (librarian of Denver Public Library 1911-1924).

From the description of Papers, 1887-1979. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13368569

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creatorOf Medical Library Association of Newark, N.J. Medical Library Association of Newark, N.J. record book, 1905-1916. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, George F Smith Library of the Health Sciences
creatorOf Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. Joseph P. Bradley papers, 1836-1943. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brown University. Library. Records of the Library, 1783-1958. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1920 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Office of the President (Austin Scott), 1865-1937 Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-2005, 1920-2000 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Carteret Book Club. Records, [ca. 1902-1958]. Grolier Club
creatorOf Monks of the Passaic (Newark, N.J.). Record books, 1889-1913. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929. Papers, 1887-1979. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Folsom, Joseph F. (Joseph Fulford), 1866-1939. Papers, 1889-1921 (inclusive). Rutgers University
referencedIn Papers, 1860s-1947, 1976-1994 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf University of Michigan. Library. Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) Correspondence, 1882-1898, bulk 1838-1932. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Scott, Austin, 1848-1922. Papers, 1865-1937, 1871-1922 (bulk). Rutgers University
referencedIn Newark Museum. Curatorial records of the Newark Museum at ninety exhibition, 1998-1999. Newark Museum
referencedIn Newark Museum. Records of exhibitions, related programs, and events, 1906-[ongoing]. Newark Museum
referencedIn Folsom, Joseph F. (Joseph Fulford), 1866-1939. Papers, 1889-1921. Rutgers University
creatorOf Carteret Book Club. Collection of letters, proofs, clippings, and reviews, etc. : Newark, New York, etc., 1909 Nov. 5-1912 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf United States. Dept. of State. Safe conduct for John Cotton Dana, 1914 June 30. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Newark Museum. Director's Office. Records, 1909-1994 (bulk 1920-1993). Newark Museum
creatorOf Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1915-1929. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Murphy, Franklin, 1846-1920. Papers, 1863-1921. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929. Typed letter signed J. C. Dana to: "Hugh Fullerton" August 20, 1925. Wellesley College
referencedIn Campbell, Jane Maud, 1869-1947. Papers, 1860-1994 (inclusive), 1886-1947 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith American Library Association. Conference 1897 : Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Arapahoe County (Colo.). District No. 1. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowen, Ralph E. person
associatedWith Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. person
associatedWith Brown University. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Campbell, Jane Maud, 1869-1947. person
associatedWith Carteret Book Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Folsom, Joseph F. (Joseph Fulford), 1866-1939. person
associatedWith Fullerton, Hugh S. (Hugh Stuart), 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Hadley, Chalmers, 1872-1958 person
associatedWith Jane Maud Campbell, 1869-1947 person
associatedWith Medical Library Association of Newark, N.J. corporateBody
associatedWith Monks of the Passaic (Newark, N.J.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Murphy, Franklin, 1846-1920. person
associatedWith Newark Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Newark Museum. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Rutgers College. Office of the President corporateBody
associatedWith Scott, Austin, 1848-1922. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Library. corporateBody
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Birth 1856-08-19

Death 1929-07-21


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