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Neal Rotan Harlow

b. June 11, 1908, Columbus, Indiana; d. July 13, 2000, Los Angeles, Calif.


1928-1929 (California State University, Fresno);
1929-1930 (Santa Ana Junior College); BEd.(Art)
1932 (University of California, Los Angeles); Certificate in Librarianship
1933 (University of California, Berkeley)


1934-1938 Junior Librarian, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

1938-1945 Assistant Librarian, California Section, California State Library

1945-1947 Head, Gifts and Exchanges Division, University of California, Los Angeles Library

1947-1949 Head, Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles Library

1949-1950 Assistant Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles Library

1951-1961 University Librarian, University of British Columbia

1961-1969 Dean, Graduate School of Library Science, Rutgers University


“Facsimile Card Catalog,” Library Journal 64 (April 1, 1939): 250-251.

“Photography in Library Service,” California Library Association Bulletin 2 (March 1941): 155-159.

The Bancroft Library: an Administrative Study . Berkeley, Calif., 1944.

“Conservation of Newspaper Resources.” California Library Association Bulletin 9 (March 1948): 89-91; and 10 (Sept, 1948): 19-21.

The Administration of Manuscripts in a University Library . Los Angeles: [Neal Harlow], 1949.

The Maps of San Francisco Bay, from the Spanish Discovery in 1769 to the American Occupation. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1950.

“Bookman, Information Expert, Documentalist - How Library Schools Meet the Challenge,” Special Libraries 54 (October 1963): 503-507.

“The Present Is Not What It Was,” Library Journal 89 (June 15, 1964): 2531.

“A Study of the Need for Additional Facilities for the Education of Librarians in the University of California,” Berkeley: University of California, 1967.

“Planner to Architect,” Journal of Education for Librarianship 9 (Summer 1960): 5-12.

“Changing the Curriculum.” Journal of Education for Librarianship. 10 ([Fall 1969): 78-85

“Designs on the Curriculum,” In: Conference on the Design of the Curriculum of Library Schools, 1970.

Education for Librarianship: the Design of the Curriculum for Library Schools. Edited by Herbert Goldhor. Ann Arbor: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, 1971. Pp.1-18.

“Field Theory and the Curriculum: a Unified Approach,” In: American Library Philosophy, an Anthology. Selected and introduced by Barbara McCrimmon. Hamden, Ct.: Shoe String Press, 1975. Pp. 202-210


American Library Association; Canadian Library Association; California Library Association; Pacific Northwest Library Association; British Columbia Library Association; Book Club of California; Zamorano Club.


1989 Fellow, Historical Society of Southern California.


1960-1961 President, Canadian Library Association

Other areas of activity:

1947-1949 Editor, California Library Bulletin

1954-1957 Board, Pacific Northwest Bibliographical Center

1958-1961 National Research Council, Advisory Board on Scientific and Technical Information

1959-1963 American Library Association Committee on Accreditation

1960-1961 President, Canadian Library Association


“Introducing Neal Harlow,” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 8: (September 1951):36

Vosper, Robert. “Personnel,” College and Research Libraries 12 (October 1951): 375-6

Horn, Andrew H. [Biographical Sketch] College & Research Libraries 22 (September 1961): 388-9

Powell, Lawrence Clark. Fortune and Friendship; an Autobiography. N.Y.: Bowker, 1968) Pp 110, 114, 116, 150, 151, 157, 210-11

[Obituary], Los Angeles Times (July 20,2000):Part B,8.

Zachary, Claude Ben. A History of the U.C.L.A. Library Department of Special Collections: 1945-1971. Los Angeles: University of California at Los Angeles, 1988. (Thesis, M.L.I.S.)

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