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John T. Vance, 1884 – 1943
Hall of Fame Induction: 2010
Significant AALL Service
- Chair, Committee on Loose Leaf Services, 1928–30
- AALL Executive Board, 1929–30
- AALL Vice President, 1931–33
- AALL President, 1933–34
- Charter Member, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., May 1939
- President, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., 1939–40 (first president)
- Chair, Committee on Cooperation with Latin-American Law Libraries, 1941–42
Professional Honors and Awards
- AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee: 2010
Selected Publications by the Inductee
- Las Siete Partidas. Chicago/New York: Commerce Clearing House, 1931 (with Samuel P. Scott & Charles S. Lobringier).
- “Bibliographical Notes on Mexican Session Laws and Compilations: General Legislation,” Law Library Journal 25 (1932): 95–104.
- “The Centennial of the Law Library of Congress,” American Bar Association Journal (1932): 597–99.
- “Justice for the Law Library,” Federal Bar Association Journal 1 (March 1933): 41–46.
- “The Law Library of Congress,” Law Library Journal 28 (1935): 148–60.
- “National Law Library,” Federal Bar Association Journal 2 (April 1935): 139–46.
- “Need for a Center of Latin-American Legal Study,” American Bar Association Journal 26 (1940): 705–08.
- The Background of Hispanic American Law: Legal Sources and Juridical Literature of Spain. New York: Central Book Co., 1943.
- Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico. Washington: Library of Congress, 1945 (with Helen L. Clagett).
Selected Publications about the Inductee
- Harold J. Bowen et al., “[Memorial:] John Thomas Vance,” Law Library Journal 36 (1943): 147–48.
- Eldon R. James, “Report of the Special Committee on Facilities of the Law Library of Congress,” Law Library Journal 37 (1944): 99–102. [primarily a profile of Vance]
- Attorney, Lexington, Kentucky, 1909–13
- Deputy General Receiver of Dominican Customs, Santo Domingo,
- Dominican Republic, 1913–19
- Attorney, Lippitt and Vance, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1920–24
- Law Librarian of Congress, 1924–43
- A.B., Transylvania College, 1905
- LL.B., University of Michigan, 1909
- LL.M. (Honorary), University of Michigan, 1933
- J.S.D., Catholic University of America, 1937
- LL.D., Transylvania University, 1940
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
- Admitted to the practice of law, Kentucky, 1909
- Member of the bars in Michigan, District of Columbia, and United States Supreme Court
- ALA Delegate to the Second Congress of Librarians, Mexico, 1928
- Delegate First World Congress on Libraries and Bibliography, Rome & Venice, 1929
- Delegate, White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, Washington, DC, November 1930
- Delegate, Attorney General’s Conference on Crime, Washington, DC, December 1934
- Delegate, Second World Congress on Libraries and Bibliography, Madrid, 1935
- President, District of Columbia Library Association, 1935–37
- Member, American Law Institute