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Paul North Rice

Background

  • Rice, Paul North was born on February 9, 1888 in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles F. and Miriam Owen (Jacobs) Rice.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1910, honorary Master of Arts, 1935. Student New York State Library School, Albany, 1910-1911, 1913-1914.

    Career

    • Reference assistant, O. State University Library. 1911-1913; reference assistant New York Public Library, 1914-1917, chief of accessions div., 1920, preparation div., 1920-1927. Librarian Dayton (O.) Public Library, 1927-1936.

      Director libraries New York University, 1936-1938. Chief reference department, New York Public Library, 1937-1953. Librarian Olin Library, Wesleyan University, 1953-1956, now emeritus.

      Trustee Russell Library, Middletown, 1954-1964.

    Works

    • Editor Wesleyan University Alumni Record, 9th edit., 1961.

    Membership

    • Served from private to Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1917-1919. Executive secretary Association. Fellow American Library Institute. Member American library association (first vice president 1946-1947, president 1947-1948), Ohio library association (president 1930-1931), New York library association (treasurer 1916-1917), vice president 1938-1939, president 1939-1940). New York Library; Clubs: Rotary, Apostles.

    Connections

    • Married Genevieve Briggs, July 17, 1924. Children: Rachel Briggs, Lenore Briggs, Horace (deceased), Charles Briggs.
    • child: Rachel Briggs Rice
    • child: Lenore Briggs Rice
    • child: Horace Rice (deceased)
    • child: Charles Briggs Rice
    • mother: Miriam Owen (Jacobs) Rice
    • spouse: Genevieve Briggs
    • father: Charles F. Rice
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    Born February 9, 1888
    Died April 16, 1967
    (aged 79)