Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Gilbert H. Doane (1897-1980), 2014 Library Hall of Fame Inductee

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 in Hall of Fame
Gilbert H. DoaneGilbert H. Doane was inducted into the Wiscsonsin Library Hall of Fame on November 6, 2014 at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Desll. Doane served as Director of the University of Wisconsin – Madison General Library (1937-1943 & 1945-1956) and as Director of the UW-Madison Library School (1938-1941). He was head of the UW-Madison Archives program (1956-1962). He served in the U.S. Army’s World War II Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (“Monuments Men”) Project (1943-1945).  He left the Army as a major in 1945. He retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin in 1962. 
Doane was born in Fairfield, Vermont, January 28, 1897. He graduated from Colgate University (1918) and received graduate degrees from the University of Arizona (1922) and the University of Michigan (1924). From 1918 until 1920, Doane worked at the U.S. Naval Training Station with the Genealogy Society. After completing his graduate studies, he worked at the University of Nebraska as a librarian and professor from 1925 until 1937 when he began his career at the University of Wisconsin. In 1943 Doane was granted leave from the University of Wisconsin when he was recruited for MFAA service during World War II.
Doane is the author of numerous books and articles focusing on book collecting and genealogy. He was an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and served as historiographer of the Diocese of Milwaukee between 1937 and 1967.
The primary source for the biographical information above is the Monuments Men Foundation website. The photograph of Doane is courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Archives & Records Management.

Comments

Duane Huntley Sunday, July 09, 2017

"Searching For Your Ancestors" by Gilbert H. Doane was the first book on genealogy I bought. I read it about 35 years ago. I still have it.

Leave your comment

Guest Monday, October 22, 2018

Categories

Popular Tags

Wisconsin Free Library Commission Public libraries Hall of Fame 2017 Hall anniversaries Hall of Fame 2012 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Lucy E. Smith Morris books-by-mail Irene W. Newman National Bookmobile Day WAAL Hall of Fame 2015 Gertrude Thurow James Huff Stout Hall of Fame 2008 Ice Storm Hartford Public Library American Library Association UW-Madison school of library and information studies Hall of Fame 2013 Sandra Friedman Dolnick John Miller Chancellor Dianne McAfee Hopkins campaign Capitol Fire 1904 Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Carl Spitzweg Wisconsin Free Library Commission Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Richard E. Krug Clinton Public Library Public libraries Evansville Wisconsin Milwaukee Public Library WLA 125 Meter mail slogans Postcards Uncategorized Middleton Public Library Black River Falls Public Library Suring Area Public Library background Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Milwaukee Art Museum UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Public library systems WHCLIS Hall of Fame 2018 Historical Register Oshkosh Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Bob Bochfer Campaign Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Brown Deer Public Library Dorothea M. Krause Anniversaries J. D. Witter Wisconsin Library Association Academic Libraries buil Hall of Fame 2016 ca Library people Hall of Fame 2018 traveling libraries Soughton Public Library library education Events Louise S. Robbins Centennial Portage Public Library S. Janice Kee Cornelia Marving Pierce Postcards DeForest Area Public Library McMillan Memorial Library Hall of Fame 2012 Katharine MacDonald Jones Hall of Fame 2015 Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library WLA 125 Charles Bunge Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs campaign Library History Wisconsin State Law Library Wisconsin Library Heritage Center 20 CCBC John J. Jax Library People Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Lowell W. Wilson archives Edward Asahel Birge Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Increase A. Lapham library memorabilia Ruth Ann Montgomery Clarence Brown Lester trav Delia Ovitz Library e William J. Wilson Woman's Congress Lutie Stearns Beaver Dam Public Library Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Library Trustees bed and breakfast WLA 125 library legislation National Library Week state historical society Publications Anniversaries Hall fo Fame 2012 Helen Adams White House Conference on Library and Information Services 21 Hall of Fame 2015 World War I Elroy Public Library Klaus Linderfelt Library Buildings WWI Library War Service Hall of Fame 2009 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries James Duane Doty Campaign Wisconsin Historical Society Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians 22 27 Wayne A. Wiegand caly film Beloit Public Library 14 Inform Wisconsin Library celebrations Council on Library and Network Development cam Exhibits Postcards Academic Librarians Jane K. Billings Events & Meetings Carnegie libraries Frank Avery Hutchins Tower Hill Wisconsin Orrilla Blackshear campa Bernard Schwab Marjorie Sornson Malmberg COLAND Brown County Library caly film Gerald A. Somers State Law Library Sarah Janice Kee caly film Hall of Fame 2011 Pewaukee Public Library Ripon Public Library Cam I Love Libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Gilbert H. Doane Bookmobiles 23 Larry T. Nix 11 presentations Rusk County Community Library T. B. Scott Free Public Library Ruby Roeder Buttons Nolan I. Neds Hall of Fame 2012 Hall of Fame 2014 Lutie Eugenia Stearns Marketing-Publicity Jerome P. Daniels Hall of Fame 2015 Superior Carnegie Libraries Eager Free Public Library Special libraries Manitowoc Public Library Matthew S. Dudgeon Library people Postcards Amer membership libraries Events & Meetings 10 School libraries Hall of Fame 2015 Parcel post Wisconsin Library Bulletin campaign Madison Public Library Cooperative Children's Book Center 24 bookworm Campaign Milwaukee Public Library WLA 125 Digital Collections Pinback buttons Library Artifacts Peter G. Hamon Robert Bocher School of Library and Information Studies Wisconsin Rapids Hall of Fame 2010 UW-Milwaukee Libraries hall of Zona Gale Appleton Public Library Library Buidlings 28 library exhibit Library Systems American Library Association Library War Service Eratus Swift Wilcox People Black River Falls Brown Deer Public Library

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo