Milton J. Ferguson

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Milton J. Ferguson
Milton J. Ferguson.jpg
President of the American Library Association
In office
Preceded by Harrison Warwick Craver
Succeeded by Ralph Munn
Personal details
Milton James Ferguson

(1879-04-11)April 11, 1879
Hubbardstown, West Virginia, USA
Died October 23, 1954(1954-10-23) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Education University of Oklahoma
Occupation Librarian

Milton James Ferguson (April 11, 1879 – October 23, 1954)[1] was an American librarian. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1906, and served as librarian of the University of Oklahoma from 1902 to 1907. He helped organize and was elected the first President of the Oklahoma Library Association (1907–08). He later became California State Librarian (1917–1930).[2][3] In 1926 Ferguson was an honorary member of the California Society of Printmakers (né Etchers). He worked for the Carnegie Corporation making library surveys in Africa, and was librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library until 1949.[4] In 1938–39, Ferguson was president of the American Library Association.[5]

External links

  • Oklahoma State University profile
  • Photo of Milton J. Ferguson, University of Illinois Library[permanent dead link]


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  2. ^ "California State Librarians". California State Library. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Cornelius James Brosnan Papers, 1917-1950". University of Idaho. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ Gray, Christopher (July 25, 2004). "Brooklyn Public Library; A Living Monument To the Power of the Word". Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma Library Legends - Milton J. Ferguson". Oklahoma Library Association. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Harrison Warwick Craver
President of the American Library Association
Succeeded by
Ralph Munn

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