Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960

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Harry Miller Lydenberg (1874-1960) was the third director of the New York Public Library, from 1934 to 1941. Prior to becoming director, he worked at the Library for nearly forty years including serving as the administrative assistant to John Shaw Billings, the first director, in 1899, Chief Reference Librarian from 1908 to 1927, and assistant director from 1928 to 1934. He was active in various professional organizations and continued to work with international library groups after his retirement from the Library. He was director of the Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin in Mexico City from 1941 to 1943, director of the American Library Association's Board on International Relations from 1943 to 1946 and was a member of the Library of Congress Purchasing Mission to Germany after World War II. His other professional activities included serving as president of the American Library Association, the Bibliographical Society of America and the New York Library Club. He also published numerous books and articles.

From the description of Harry Miller Lydenberg papers, 1923-1958. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466279

From the guide to the Harry Miller Lydenberg papers, 1923-1958, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Harry Miller Lydenberg records, 1926-1970, 1926-1944 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
referencedIn Lawrence Clark Powell papers concerning John Steinbeck, 1935-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. Franklin F. Hopper records, 1940-1946. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn George F. Black letters with Harry Miller Lydenberg, 1937-1939 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
referencedIn Papers, ca. 1814-1936. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bibliographical Society of America Sabin Committee records, 1923-1948, 1929-1936 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Harry Miller Lydenberg records, 1921 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
referencedIn Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1917-1962, 1930-1952 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office. Harry Miller Lydenberg records, 1921. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. Lydenberg, Hopper and Beals general correspondence, 1926-1957, (bulk 1934-1954). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Joint Committee on Importations. Joint Committee on Importations records, 1939-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn David C. Mearns Papers, 1830-1979, (bulk 1940-1967) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Maxwell Evarts Perkins correspondence and papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1933-1948. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. Harry Miller Lydenberg records, 1926-1970, (bulk 1926-1944). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Leon Trotsky exile papers, 1929-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1941. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Charles Penrose letters, 1934-1940 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960. Harry Miller Lydenberg papers, 1923-1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Letters of condolence and thanks, 1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lydenberg, Hopper and Beals general correspondence, 1926-1957, 1934-1954 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Joint Committee on Materials for Research. Records of the Joint Committee on Materials for Research, circa 1930-1940. Library of Congress
creatorOf Harry Miller Lydenberg papers, 1923-1958 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wilberforce Eames papers, 1850-1937, 1900-1937 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906. Paul Laurence Dunbar collection, 1892-1902. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Penrose, Charles, 1886-1958. Charles Penrose letters, 1934-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Franklin F. Hopper records, 1940-1946 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
creatorOf New York Public Library. Letters, 1924-1971, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edwin Hatfield Anderson records, 1913-1934 The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.
creatorOf New York Public Library. Correspondence with Theodore and Vera Dreiser, 1904-1939; 1946-1960. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. Edwin Hatfield Anderson records, 1913-1934. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Henry Hamilton papers, 1768-1933. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960,. Typed letter signed from H.M. Lydenberg, New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1908 June 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Windsor, Phineas L. (Phineas Lawrence), 1871-1965. [Ulster County gazette : a collection of the editions discussed in the New York times book review]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960. Letters, 1952-1954 : to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith American Antiquarian Society. corporateBody
associatedWith American Book Center for War Devastated Libraries. corporateBody
associatedWith American Council of Learned Societies. corporateBody
associatedWith American Library Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, Edwin Hatfield, 1861-1947. person
associatedWith Archer, John, 1886-1956. person
associatedWith Beals, Ralph A. (Ralph Albert) person
associatedWith Benjamin Franklin Library (Mexico City, Mexico) person
associatedWith Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966. person
associatedWith Bibliographical Society of America. Sabin Committee corporateBody
associatedWith Black, George F., 1896-1949? person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Brown, Karl, 1895-1970. person
associatedWith Cather, Willa, 1873-1947. person
associatedWith Century Association (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. person
associatedWith Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906. person
associatedWith Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Freehafer, Edward Geier, 1909-1985. person
associatedWith Fulton, Deoch person
associatedWith Fulton, Deoch. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Henry, d. 1796 person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Jernigan, Charlton C person
associatedWith Jernigan, Charlton C. person
associatedWith Joint Committee on Importations. corporateBody
associatedWith Joint Committee on Materials for Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Kuhn, Helmut, 1899- person
associatedWith Kup, Karl, 1903- person
associatedWith Ledyard, Lewis Cass person
associatedWith Ledyard, Lewis Cass. person
associatedWith Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862- person
associatedWith Lloyd, Robert, 1733-1764. person
correspondedWith Mearns, David C. (David Chambers), 1899-1981 person
associatedWith Melcher, Frederick Gershon, 1879- person
associatedWith Metcalf, Keyes DeWitt, 1889-1983. person
associatedWith New York Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Penrose, Charles, 1886-1958. person
associatedWith Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947 person
correspondedWith Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001 person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
associatedWith R.R. Bowker Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Rush, Charles E person
associatedWith Rush, Charles E. person
associatedWith Thurman, William person
associatedWith Thurman, William. person
correspondedWith Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 person
associatedWith United States Book Exchange. corporateBody
associatedWith Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957 person
correspondedWith Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884 person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-1975. person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Europe, Eastern
Europe
Soviet Union
Mexico
Europe
Soviet Union
Europe, Eastern
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--Libraries
Booksellers and bookselling
Libraries--Soviet Union
Libraries--Mexico
Libraries
Acquisitions (Libraries)
Booksellers and bookselling--Europe
Books--Conservation and restoration
Libraries--Europe
Occupation
Librarians
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Birth 1874-11-18

Death 1960-04-16

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