Arthur A. Charpentier, 1919 – 1989

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • President, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1957–58
  • Chair, Committee on Microfacsimiles, 1957–58
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1958–59, 1964–65
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 1959–60
  • Chair, Certification Committee, 1961–64
  • Executive Board, 1961–63
  • Vice President/President-Elect, 1964–65
  • President, 1965–66
  • Co-Chair, Headquarters Fund Campaign Committee, 1966–67
  • Chair, Placement Committee, 1968–70
  • Chair, Standards Committee, 1972–73

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1987
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Opinions of the Committees on Professional Ethics of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York County Lawyers’ Association, editor. New York: Columbia University Press, 1956.
  • The Law in the United States of America: A Selective Bibliographical Guide. New York: New York University Press, 1965 (with Julius J. Marke, Joseph L. Andrews, and William B. Stern).
  • The Practice of Law in New York City: A Selective List of Practice Aids for the Busy Lawyer. New York: Practising Law Institute, 1966.
  • “American Association of Law Libraries.” In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Allen Kent and Harold Lancour, editors, vol. 1, 224–37. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1968.
  • Counsel on Appeal, editor. New York: McGraw-Hill 1968 (with Charles D. Breitel).
  • “I Remember Them Well,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 270–88 (with Marian G. Gallagher and Julius J. Marke).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Anthony P. Grech, “[Memorial] Arthur A. Charpentier,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 620–21.
  • Patrick E. Kehoe, “Mentors Four,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Meet My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, 229–32.
  • Sara Sonet, “A Sage, A Model, A Teacher, A Sage: Arthur Charpentier, ” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Meet My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, 246–47.

Professional Positions

  • Librarian, Boston University, 1948–50
  • Assistant Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1950–57
  • Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1957–67
  • Librarian, Yale Law School, 1967–70
  • Associate Dean and Librarian, Yale Law School, 1970–81

Education

  • B.S., Springfield College, 1941
  • LL.B., Boston University, 1948

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Massachusetts, 1948
  • Vice President, International Association of Law Libraries, 1962–65