Friday, December 10, 2004

Happy Birthday Melvil Dewey!

Today is the birthday of "Father of Modern Librarianship",Melvil Dewey.
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 to a poor family who lived in a small town in upper New York state. Keenly interested in simplified spelling, he shortened his first name to Melvil as a young adult, dropped his middle names and, for a short time, even spelled his last name as Dui.

OCLC has a short biography. Posted by Hello

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