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 William Frederick Poole

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William Frederick Poole

  • Birth 21 Dec 1821 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 1894 Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 10954946

Pioneering librarian. A founder of the American Library Association in 1876 and its first president. He was librarian of the Boston Athenaeum, 1856–69, and organized the public libraries of Cincinnati, 1871–73, and Chicago, 1874–87, as well as the Newberry Library, 1887–94, and the U.S. Naval Academy library. He compiled the first general index to U.S. periodicals, Poole's Index to Periodical Literature in 1848, superceded in the early 20th Century by the Readers Guide to Periodical Literature.


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Poole
  • Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
  • Added: 13 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10954946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Frederick Poole (21 Dec 1821–1 Mar 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10954946, citing Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Poole (contributor 47022245) .