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.

  • JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with id: 52
Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Clarence Brown Lester

Clarence Brown Lester (1877-1951)

Posted by
has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, October 22, 2012
in Hall of Fame

Clarence LesterClarence Brown Lester served as Secretary of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission from 1920 to 1949, the longest tenure for any Secretary of the Commission. Prior to becoming Secretary he was chief of the Commission's special training course for reference librarians (1913-1920). The Wisconsin Library Association’s Clarence B. Lester Library of the Year award (now just the Library of the Year Award) was established in his honor in 1955. He served as President of the National Association of State Libraries and also of the League of Library Commissions. Lester was a native of Providence, RI and a graduate of Brown University.  Lester was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on October 25, 2012.


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo