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Harrison Warwick Craver

Background

  • Craver, Harrison Warwick was born on August 10, 1875 in Owaneco, Illinois, United States. Son of Harrison Eugene and Caroline Ernestine (Weirauch) Craver.

  • Education

    • B S., in chemistry, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1895, honorary Doctor of Science, 1933.

    Career

    • Chemist various steel companies, Leechburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Graham, Virginia, 1896-1899. Technology librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1900-1902. Assistant superintendent Allegheny Iron & Steel Company, Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, 1902.

      Technology librarian, 1903-1908, librarian, 1908-1917, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Director, 1917-1945; consulting librarian, Engineering Societies Library, New York City, since 1946.

    Membership

    • Member of Pennsylvania Free Library Commission, 1909-1917, American Library Association (councilor, 1909-1917, and since 1924. Executive Board, 1913-1917. Chairman of the Board of education, 1928-1931. President 1937-1938), Newcomen Society, History of Science Society. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Library Club (president 1921-1922). President Keystone State library association, 1908-1909.

    Connections

    • Married Adelaide Nevins Martin, June 17, 1902.
    • mother: Caroline Ernestine (Weirauch) Craver
    • spouse: Adelaide Nevins Martin
    • father: Harrison Eugene Craver
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    Born August 10, 1875
    Died July 27, 1951
    (aged 75)