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Andrews, Regina

Ethelene Whitmire.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Social and Cultural History. 1242 words.

Andrews, Regina (21 May 1901–05 February 1993), librarian and dramatist, was born Regina M. Anderson in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, Illinois, to Margaret Simons Anderson, a clubwoman...

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Angle, Paul McClelland

Michael Perman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1022 words.

Angle, Paul McClelland (25 December 1900–11 May 1975), historian and museum director, was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of John Elmer Angle, a grocer, and Nellie Laverne McClelland....

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Balch, Herbert Ernest

Bridget Salmon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1576 words.

Balch, Herbert Ernest (1869–1958), cave explorer and museum curator, was born in St Thomas Street, Wells, Somerset, on 4 November 1869, the second of six children of William Balch,...

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Bancroft, Frederic A.

John David Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; History. 1059 words.

Bancroft, Frederic A. (30 October 1860–22 February 1945), historian, librarian, and philanthropist, was born Frederic Austin Bancroft in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Addison Newton...

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Bettmann, Otto

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; History. 1163 words.

Bettmann, Otto (15 October 1903–01 May 1998), historian and photo archivist, was born in Leipzig, Germany, to Hans Bettmann, an orthopedic surgeon, and his wife, Charlotte Frank. The family...

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Billings, John Shaw

James H. Cassedy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Medicine and Health; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2375 words.

Billings, John Shaw (12 April 1838–11 March 1913), army medical officer, library organizer, and public health activist, was born near Allensville, Indiana, the son of James Billings, a...

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Blair, Claude

Stuart W. Pyhrr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1409 words.

Blair, Claude (1922–2010), museum curator and scholar of arms and armour, was born on 30 November 1922 at Westonby, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, the only child of William...

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Brown, John Carter

Robert S. Freeman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1422 words.

Brown, John Carter (28 August 1797–10 June 1874), book collector and philanthropist, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Nicholas Brown, a merchant and philanthropist, and Ann...

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Burr, George Lincoln

James Friguglietti.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; History. 1063 words.

Burr, George Lincoln (30 January 1857–27 June 1938), librarian, historian, and educator, was born in Oramel, New York, the son of William Josiah Burr, a physician, and Jane Lincoln....

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Callender, Sir Geoffrey Arthur Romaine

Michael Lewis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 560 words.

Callender, Sir Geoffrey Arthur Romaine (1875–1946), naval historian and museum director, was born at Didsbury, Manchester, on 25 November 1875, the elder son of Arthur William Callender,...

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