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.

Richard E. Krug (1905 -1983)

Posted by Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Friday, October 19, 2012 in Hall of Fame

Richard KrugRichard E. Krug served as city librarian of the Milwaukee Public Library from 1941 to 1974. During his long tenure as city librarian he transformed the library system. His accomplishments included construction of a major addition to the central library and a reorganization of the system’s branch libraries. Under his leadership the library began the use of data processing in 1947. As city librarian he strongly defended intellectual freedom. He was instrumental in developing the Charles Allis Art Library. He served as President of the Wisconsin Library Association in 1946-1947. He received WLA’s Special Service Award in 1974. The Krug Rare Book Room in the Central Library of the Milwaukee Public Library is named in honor of Krug and his wife Lucile. Krug received both his bachelor's degree (1927) and his law degree (1929) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He started as the municipal reference librarian at the Milwaukee Public Library in 1930 and became assistant City librarian in 1939. Krug was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on October 25, 2012.

Further reading: Ring, Daniel F. "Richard Krug: The Bookman as a Librarian" Libraries & Culture, vol. 29, no. 3 (1994: 257-272.


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Saturday, August 17, 2019


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo