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Hepburn, William Murray, 1874-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1963

Biographical Information

William M. Hepburn was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, and attended Dalhousie College. He worked in libraries in Canada and the United States before becoming Librarian at Purdue University from 1904 until his retirement in 1944. He led the system through construction of the General Library in 1913, a major stack addition in 1934, and the creation in the 1920s of departmental libraries for agriculture, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, pharmacy, and physics. Hepburn also co-authored a history of Purdue and served as bibliographer and curator for the Goss Library of the History of Engineering.

Citation

Purdue University Libraries, retrieved September 25, 2009, from http://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/PurdueHistory/library.html

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William M. Hepburn papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 173
Scope and Contents Materials relate to Purdue history, Purdue faculty members, the Purdue Library system, and various individuals affiliated with Purdue history such as Charles Major, Bruce Rogers, and Richard Owen. The collection also includes Hepburn's personal and professional correspondence, personal documents such as a passport and articles on Hepburn's birthplace, a collection of books, and publications from both the Indiana Library Association and the American Library Association.
Dates: 1880 - 1962