Happy Belated Birthday to Melvile Dewey

Portrait of American Library Association president

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December 10 was the birth date of Melvil Dewey. He was born in Adams Center, New York in 1851. He graduated from Amherst College with his Master’s degree in librarianship in 1877. In 1876, he published the Dewey Decimal System.

Dewey also founded the American Library Association in 1876 and in 1887 he established the first library school in the United States.


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