Elizabeth Benyon, 1900–1987

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Charter Member, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, March 20, 1947
  • President, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1953–54
  • Chair, AALL Committee on Cataloging and Classification, 1956–58

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Voted Life Member at AALL 60th Annual Meeting, 1967
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1992
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by Inductee

  • “Class K (Law) at the University of Chicago,” Law Library Journal 40 (1947): 9–21.
  • Classification, Class K: Law. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1948.
  • “Classification for Law Books,” Journal of Cataloging and Classification 6 (Spring 1950): 35–40.
  • “The Classification of Law Books,” Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 542–67.

Selected Publications About Inductee

  • Judith Wright, “Memorials: Elizabeth Benyon,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 619–20.

Professional Positions

  • Cataloger, University of Chicago Library, 1923–43
  • Cataloger, University of Chicago Law Library, 1943–50
  • Acting Law Librarian, University of Chicago Law Library, 1950–51
  • Assistant Law Librarian, University of Chicago Law Library, 1950–67

Education

  • Ph.B., University of Chicago, 1922