Mumford, L. Quincy (Lawrence Quincy), 1903-1982

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Librarian.

From the description of Papers, 1932-1982; (bulk 1954-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28410174

Librarian of Congress.

From the description of Papers of L. Quincy Mumford, 1940-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79100745

Biographical Note

  • 1903, Dec. 11: Born, Ayden, N. C.
  • 1925: Graduated, Duke University, Durham, N. C.
  • 1926 - 1928 : Head of circulation and acting chief of reference, Duke University Library, Durham, N.C.
  • 1928: M.A. in English, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • 1929: B.S. in library service, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
  • 1929 - 1945 : Held various administrative positions, New York Public Library, New York, N.Y. (on leave of absence, 1940-1942)
  • 1930: Married Permelia Catherine Stevens (died 1961)
  • 1940 - 1942 : Special appointment as director, Processing Department, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • 1945: Named assistant director, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947 - 1948 : President, Ohio Library Association
  • 1950 - 1954 : Director, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1954 - 1955 : President, American Library Association
  • 1954: Appointed Librarian of Congress
  • 1969: Married Betsy Perrin Fox
  • 1974: Retired from the Library of Congress
  • 1982, Aug. 15: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the L. Quincy Mumford Papers, 1939-1982, (bulk 1954-1974), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
creatorOf Mumford, L. Quincy (Lawrence Quincy), 1903-1982. Papers, 1932-1982; (bulk 1954-1974). Library of Congress
creatorOf Mumford, L. Quincy (Lawrence Quincy), 1903-1982. Papers of L. Quincy Mumford, 1940-1981. Library of Congress
creatorOf Mumford, L. Quincy (Lawrence Quincy), 1903-1982. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Myron Bement Smith collection, circa 1910-1970 Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
creatorOf Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967,. Elmer Rice letters from various correspondents, 1915-1967. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Library of Congress. Letters, 1941-1968, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. Papers of Verner W. Clapp, 1901-1973 (bulk 1945-1972). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf L. Quincy Mumford Papers, 1939-1982, (bulk 1954-1974) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Downs, Robert B. (Robert Bingham), 1903-1991. Papers, 1937-1983. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Mumford, L. Quincy (Lawrence Quincy), 1903-1982. Letter, 1955 November 2, to Robert Frost. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. J. Arthur Younger papers, 1951-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. person
correspondedWith Downs, Robert B. (Robert Bingham), 1903-1991. person
associatedWith Duke University. News Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 person
associatedWith Green, Charles R. person
associatedWith Jones Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Library of Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967, person
correspondedWith Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970 person
associatedWith Thornton, Richard Hurt, 1888?- person
associatedWith Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Legislation
Occupation
Librarians of Congress
Librarians--United States
Government librarians--United States
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Birth 1903-12-11

Death 1982-08-15

Americans

English

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