Alexander Calhoun: Calgary's first librarian, 1911-1945

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Alexander Calhoun was the first public librarian in Calgary and the province of Alberta. He was born in Fenelon Falls, Ontario, in 1879 and attended Queen's University from 1898 to 1902 where he studied classics. After a short career as a teacher in Fort William (Thunder Bay). Calhoun became interested in the library profession in 1910. In February 1911, Calhoun moved to Calgary to begin work as the chief librarian of the new Carnegie funded public library which was still under construction. This study examines Calhoun's experience as the founding director of the Calgary Public Library, a position he held from 1911 to 1945. It also deals with other aspects of Calhoun's public life during a period of radical change as the economic boom of the early twentieth-century was followed by World War I. the Great Depression and World War IL
Bibliography: p. 111-116.
Dingwall, G. A. (1996). Alexander Calhoun: Calgary's first librarian, 1911-1945 (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/20738