NAME: Frederick Gridley Kilgour
DATES: 1914-2006
ADDRESS:
E-MAIL:
WORKED AT: OSS; OCLC
OTHER INFORMATION: For a brief biography and obituary see: http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200631.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Kilgour  For more biographical details on him see:
Collected Papers of Frederick G. Kilgour, compiled by P.A. Becker and A.T. Dodson and edited by L.L. Yoakim. Dublin, OH: OCLC, 1984; 2 vols.

AWARDS: 1979 Award of Merit (ASIS) for "transforming a state association of libraries into a national interlibrary loan bibliographic utility...This achievement may be the single greatest contribution to national networking in the United States. His work will have a lasting impact on the field of information science" (Lilley-Trice).
OFFICES:

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #1
Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, Box 1603A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520; search under: Yale University Library Systems Office records, YRG 32-I, 1965-1974.
PAPERS DATES: 1873-1956 (inclusive)
SIZE: Total collection: 15 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 folio)
INCLUDES: The papers of Richard Kiry. Frederick Kilgour is listed as an important correspondent.
FINDING AID: Unpublished finding aid in the repository.
SOURCE: RLIN

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #2
Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, Box 1603A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520; search under: Kiry, Richard Shelton, 1874-.
PAPERS DATES: 1965-1974 (inclusive)
SIZE: 27 linear feet
INCLUDES: The records include the office files of Frederick G. Kilgour and Ben-Ami Lipetz. The collection is restricted until 1994. It forms part of Yale Record Group 32 (YRG 32), Yale University Library Records.
FINDING AID: Unpublished preliminary inventory available in the repository.
SOURCE: RLIN

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #3
OCLC Archives
PAPERS DATES: 1967-ca. 1990
SIZE:
INCLUDES: Correspondence, memos, reports, published articles, etc. while director of OCLC.
FINDING AID: See complete description of various files in Worldcat. Finding aids available via OCLC archives.
SOURCE: Worldcat database searching name.

PAPERS AT:
LOCATION #4
Medical Library Association and Regional Medical Libraries.
PAPERS DATES:
SIZE:
INCLUDES: Oral history interview with Kilgour, conducted 11 May 1985 by R. M. Watterson as part of MLA Oral History Program; see abstract and index at: http://www.mlanet.org/about/history/kilgour_f.html .
FINDING AID:
SOURCE: MLA Archives

A CAREER MEMORY FROM FREDERICK KILGOUR

VIEW IMAGES OF FREDERICK KILGOUR
         And others, about time he became Pres. of OCLC
         At desk, age about 65

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