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.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Beaver Dam Public Library

Frank Avery Hutchins (1851-1914)

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Thursday, December 04, 2008
in Hall of Fame

hutchins-72.jpgFrank Avery Hutchins was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on November 6, 2008. Hutchins was one of the founders of the Wisconsin Library Association in 1891.  He served as President of WLA from 1894 to 1897.  As President of WLA he was instrumental in starting the Summer School for Library Economy in 1895 which became the Wisconsin Library School in 1906.  He helped establish the Wisconsin Free Library Commission (WFLC) in 1895 and was its initial Chair until 1897.  In 1897 with the reorganization and increased funding of the WFLC he became its first paid Secretary, a post he held until 1904.  He originated the idea of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library which became a unit of the WFLC and served as a national model.  He was a national leader in public library development and extension.  Helen Lyman in the Dictionary of American Library Biography entry for Hutchins said, “He belongs to that small group of men and women who formed and developed the modern library movement and made the library profession what it has become.” Hutchins became interested in libraries while serving as editor of the weekly newspaper, the Beaver Dam Argus.  He helped organize the Beaver Dam Free Library Association which was established in 1884. He was featured in the "As it Was in The Beginning" series of the Public Libraries magazine (1925, volume 30, pages186-190).   He is listed in the Dictionary of American Library Biography and the Dictionary of Wisconsin History . The image of Hutchins is from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Historical Image Collection  Image ID: 29375.



 



Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo