Allen Mercer Daniel, 1887 – 1976

Hall of Fame Pioneer
Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Allen Mercer Daniel

  • First African American member of AALL,1933
  • Charter Member, Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., April 18, 1939
  • Chair, Committee on List of Law Libraries, 1949–50
  • Chair, Committee on New Members, 1950–51
  • First African American to run for AALL Executive Board, 1952
  • Chair, Committee on Memorials, 1952–53, 1961–62

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1956
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “The Law Library of Howard University, 1867–1956” Law Library Journal 51 (1958): 202–15.
  • Book Review of Road to Harpers Ferry by J.C. Furnas (1959), Journal of Negro Education 29 (1959): 1957–58.
  • Book Review of Fight for Freedom: The Story of the NAACP by Langston Hughes (1962), Journal of Negro Education 32 (1963): 250–51.
  • “Quotes from John Brown,” Negro History Bulletin 30 (May 1967): 6–7.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • J.S. Ellenberger, “In Memoriam: Allen Mercer Daniel,” Law Library Journal 70 (1977): 368.
  • Cynthia Berry, “Allen Mercer Daniel: A Leader in Librarianship,” AALL Spectrum 4 (February 2000): 12.
  • “Allen Mercer Daniel (1888–1976).” In Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill & Vicente Garces, Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law libraries, 20–25. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2006.

Professional Positions

  • Various posts including Librarian, Office of the Chief of Finance, United States War Dept., 1906–19??
  • Special Assistant to the Librarian, Howard University School of Law, 1923–24
  • Assistant Law Librarian, Howard University School of Law, 1923–31
  • Acting Law Librarian, Howard University School of Law, 1931–40
  • Law Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, 1941–52
  • Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, 1952–56
  • Acting Dean, Howard University School of Law, Summer 1954
  • Librarian Emeritus, Howard University School of Law, 1956–76

Education

  • A.B.(?), Howard University, School of Business, 1906
  • LL.B.. Howard University School of Law,1909

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice of law, District of Columbia, 1926
  • As a result of his expertise on John Brown and Harpers Ferry, he was a special honoree at the incorporation of Harpers Ferry into the National Park Service
  • Secretary, General Alumni Association of Howard University
  • Library at Howard University School of Law named in his honor, October 26, 1971
  • Online public access catalog of Howard named in his honor (Daniel WebCatalog)

Shirley Hart David, 1949 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Shirley David

  • Secretary, Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, 1975–76
  • Chair, Legal Information Services to the Public Committee, 1984–85
  • President, Council of California County Law Libraries, 1986
  • President, Northern California Association of Law Libraries, 1988–89
  • AALL Executive Board, 1990–93
  • Co-Chair, National Conference on Legal Information Issues, 1995
  • Chair, State, Court, and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1999–2000
  • Vice-Chair, Citation Formats Committee, 2001–02
  • Chair, Awards Committee, 2004–05.

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Liberty Bell Award, Sacramento County Bar Association, 1985
  • Professional Achievement Award for Outstanding Service, Northern California Association of Law Libraries, 2001
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2004
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2009
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee: 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Editor, “Law Library News,” Sacramento County Bar Association Docket, 1983–2003.
  • “Technology and the Courts: An Interview with the Honorable George Nicholson,” AALL Spectrum 1 (1996): 10–13.
  • “Access to Public Records,” AALL Spectrum 3 (1998): 16, 32.
  • “Three Named as Recipients of Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, AALL Spectrum 9 (June 2005): 18–19, 27.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Mary D. Hood, “Two Named as Recipients of Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award,” AALL Spectrum 8 (June 2004): 10–11.

Professional Positions

  • Documents Librarian, Minnesota State Law Library, 1971–76
  • Assistant Director, Minnesota State Law Library, 1976–83
  • Director, Sacramento County (Calif.) Law Library, 1983–2004

Education

  • B.A., College of St. Catherine
  • Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside law librarianship)
  • Delegate, White House Conference on Libraries, Washington, D.C., 1991

Bernita J. Davies, 1901 – 1972

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • AALL Executive Board, 1935–37
  • Chair, Committee on Cooperation with the American Bar Association, 1936–37
  • Chair, Committee on Cooperation with the Association of American Law Schools, 1937–38
  • AALL Vice President, 1937–38
  • AALL President-Elect, 1941–42
  • AALL President, 1942–43
  • Chair, Joint Committee on Cooperation between American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools, 1943–44, 1947, 1948–51
  • Chair, Committee on Law Library Journal, 1951–53
  • Editor, Law Library Journal, 1952
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, 1952–53
  • Chair, Committee on Scholarships, 1955–56
  • Chair, Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, 1959–60
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 1967–68

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Manual for the Use of Law Books. 2d ed. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1937 (with George B. Weisiger). [also 3d ed., 1940; 4th ed., 1951]
  • “Order Routine,” Law Library Journal 30 (1937): 351–59.
  • “Social Science Material for Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 32 (1939): 232–41.
  • “Special Classes of Social Science Material in the Law Library,” Law Library Journal 33 (1940): 313–23.
  • “Who’s Who In Law Libraries: Helen Newman, Associate Librarian, Supreme Court of the United States,” Law Library Journal 39 (1946): 17–19.
  • “The Key Sort Card System and New Photographic Process,” Law Library Journal 43 (1950): 179–81.
  • “The Place of the Law Library: Some Theories, Some Facts, and Some Reflections,” Law Library Journal 46 (1953): 207–18.
  • “Qualities of a ‘Good Law Librarian,’” Law Library Journal 46 (1953): 367–69.
  • Research in Illinois Law. New York: Oceana, 1954 (with Francis J. Rooney).
  • “The New Law Library Building at the University of Illinois,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 34–40.
  • “A History of the Law Library Journal,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 157–67.
  • “The Shifting of Family Income for Income Tax Purposes,” Saint Louis University Law Journal 6 (1961): 281–367.
  • “In Memory of Helen [Newman],” Law Library Journal 59 (1966): 154–61.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Elizabeth Finley, “In Memory of Bernita Jewell Davies,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 466.
  • “[Tribute to] Bernita J. Davies,” University of Illinois Law Forum, 1972, no. 4, xi–xv.
  • “[Memorial:] Bernita J. Davies, 1902–1972,” AALS Proceedings (1972): 165–66.

Professional Positions

  • Law Librarian, University of Illinois College of Law, 1930–70
  • Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, 1962–70

Education

  • A.B., University of Illinois, 1924
  • LL.B., University of Illinois, 1928
  • B.S. in L.S., University of Illinois, 1932
  • LL.M., University of Illinois, 1959

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice of law, Illinois, 1929
  • Member, AALS Library Problems Round Table Council, 1952
  • Member, American Law Institute

Francis R. (Bob) Doyle, 1938 –

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Francis Doyle

  • Chair, Elections Committee, 1982–87
  • President, Chicago Association of Law Library Libraries, 1991–92

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2003
  • Chicago Association of Law Libraries Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award, 2003
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Index to Multilateral Treaties, editor. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law School, 1965 (with Vaclav Mostecky).
  • “A Nickel for Your . . . .: The Copyright Problem,” Law Library Journal 69 (1976): 203–09.
  • Searching the Law. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Transnational, 1987 (with Edward Bander & Frank Bae).
  • Searching the Law—The States. 2nd ed. Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Transnational, 1989.
  • “Networking in a Law School Environment,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 2 (March 1989): 3–5.
  • Searching the Law. 2d ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 1999 (with Edward Bander).
  • Searching the Law—The States. 3rd ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 2000.
  • Searching the Law—The States. 4th ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 2003.
  • Searching the Law. 3d ed. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 2005 (with Edward Bander, Brank Bae, Joel Fishman, and Paul Richert).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Mary Ann Parker, “Three to Receive Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award,” AALL Spectrum 7 (June 2003): 12–13.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant to Foreign Law Librarian, Harvard Law School, 1955–67
  • Director, Middlesex Law Library Association, Cambridge, MA, 1967–72
  • Reference Librarian, Harvard Law School, 1970–71
  • Public Service/Reference Librarian, University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1972–77
  • Director and Professor of Law, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law Library, 1977–2003

Education

  • B.A., Boston University, 1963
  • J.D., New England School of Law, 1972
  • M.L.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1977

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Co-Founder, Chicago Legal Academic System
  • Board of Directors, Law Library Microform Consortium, 1982–88
  • President, Jesuit Conference of Law Libraries, 1991–92
  • Loyola Law Alumni Association, St. Thomas More Award, October 2003

Forrest S. Drummond, 1910 – 1993

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Committee on Cumulation of Vols. 1–18 of Index to Legal Periodicals and Promotion of Current Subscriptions, 1940–41
  • Chair, Committee on Permanent Budget Plan, 1941–42
  • Chair, Committee on Cumulation of Index to Legal Periodicals, 1941–42
  • Chair, Committee on Index to Legal Periodicals, 1947–52, 1954–71
  • President, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1948–49
  • AALL Executive Board, 1949–51
  • AALL President-Elect, 1951–52
  • AALL President, 1952–53
  • Chair, Committee on Law Library Journal, 1953–54
  • Chair, Committee on Cooperation with Library of Congress, 1953–54
  • Chair, Special Policy Committee, 1954–56
  • Chair, Program Committee, 1961–62
  • Chair, Statistics and Directory Committee, 1962–63
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1965–66

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1988
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Federation Plan of Reorganization of the American Library Association,” Law Library Journal 32 (1939): 286–87.
  • “The Possibilities of Pre-Binding,” Law Library Journal 34 (1941): 226–28.
  • “Differences Between Bar and Law School Libraries,” Law Library Journal 40 (1947): 173–78 (with Carroll Moreland).
  • “Time Saving Methods in Accessions,” Law Library Journal 43 (1950): 181–83.
  • “The New Los Angeles County Law Library Building,” Law Library Journal 47 (1954): 155–61.
  • “The History of the Index to Legal Periodicals,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 148–56.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Richard T. Iamele, “[Memorial:] Forrest Drummond,” Law Library Journal 86 (1994): 378–79.

Professional Positions

  • Librarian, University of Chicago Law Library, 1937–42
  • Assistant Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1946–50
  • Librarian, Los Angeles County Law Library, 1950–80

Education

  • Ph.B., University of Chicago, 1932
  • J.D., University of Chicago, 1934

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to Practice of Law, Illinois, 1934
  • Charter Member, Southern California Association of Law Libraries
  • Founder and President, Council of California County Law Librarians

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

Richard L. Beer, 1930–2003

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Membership Committee, 1972–74
  • Chair, Nominations Committee, 1975–76
  • President, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1977–78
  • Chair, Publications Committee, 1979–80
  • Member, Executive Board, Michigan Association of Law Libraries, 1980–81
  • Exhibits Chair, AALL Annual Meetings, 1963–83
  • Member, Special Committee on Financial Planning, 1983–84
  • AALL Treasurer, 1983–86

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Law Librarian Award, Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, 1984
  • Liberty Bell Award, Oakland County Bar Association, 1993
  • Concurrent Resolution in Recognition of Service, Michigan Legislature, 1994
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries SIS Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 1994 (first recipient)
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1998
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by Inductee

  • An Annotated Guide to the Legal Literature of Michigan. Lake Orion, Mich., 1973.
  • Michigan Legal Literature: An Annotated Guide. 2d ed. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein, 1991 (with Judith J. Field).

Selected Publications About Inductee

  • Byron D. Cooper, “Memorial: Richard Lambert Beer (1930–2003) and Jean O. Beer (1924–2004),” Law Library Journal 97 (2005): 411–15.

Professional Positions

  • Director, Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library, Pontiac, Michigan, 1960–97
  • Instructor in Legal Bibliography, Oakland University, early 1980s

Education

  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1957
  • M.S.L.S. ,Wayne State University, 1971

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (Outside Law Librarianship)

  • Chair, Orion, Michigan Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board, date unknown
  • President, United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit, 1992–94

Arthur Sydney Beardsley, 1889–1950

Hall of Fame Pioneer / Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Executive Board, 1927–28, 1935–37
  • Chair, Committee on Education for Law Librarianship, 1935–36
  • Vice President, 1937–39
  • President, 1939–40
  • Chair, Advisory Committee on Education for Law Librarianship, 1943–44

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1949
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by Inductee

  • “The Law School Library—A Library of Research for Lawyer, Layman, and Legislator,” Law Library Journal 18 (1925): 93–95.
  • “A Selected Bibliography of Legal and Other Materials Relating to the National Industrial Recovery Act,” 27 Law Library Journal 27 (1934): 15–30.
  • “Law Books and Law Publishers,” Law Library Journal 28 (1935): 51–63.
  • Bibliography of Selected Materials Relating to the Legislation of the New Deal. Seattle: University Book Store, 1935 ( with Oscar C. Orman).
  • “Education for Law Librarianship,” Bulletin of the American Library Association 30 (1936): 168–77.
  • “Code Making in Early Oregon,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 27 (1936): 30–61.
  • Legal Bibliography and the Use of Law Books. Chicago: Foundation Press, 1937.
  • Compiling the Territorial Codes of Washington. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press,1937. (Reprinted from 28 Pacific Northwest Quarterly28 (1937): 53–107.)
  • The Codes and Code Makers of Washington, 1889–1937. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1939. (Reprinted from 30 Pacific Northwest Quarterly 30 (1939): 49–99.)
  • Constitution of the State of Washington. Olympia, Wash.: State Printing Office, 1939. (Also editions published 1941, 1943, and 1951.)
  • Controversies Over the Location of the Seat of Government in Washington,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 32 (1941): 239–87, 401–47.
  • “University of Washington Law Library Attains 100,000 Volume Mark,” Law Library Journal 37 (1944): 51–63.
  • Legal Bibliography and the Use of Law Books. 2d ed. Brooklyn: Foundation Press, 1947 (with Oscar C. Orman).

Selected Publications About Inductee

  • [Memorial to] Arthur Sydney Beardsley, 1889–1950,” Law Library Journal 44 (1951): 42–44. [includes bibliography of his writings and publications]
  • Johnston, George A. “Our Predecessors and Their Achievements,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 138, 145 (profile of Beardsley).
  • Vogel, Carissa J. “Rediscovering Dr. Arthur S. Beardsley: A Brief Introduction to His Life and Work,”  Legal Reference Services Quarterly 27 (2008): 347–62.

Professional Positions

  • High School teacher, State of Washington, 1911–15
  • Librarian, Camp Lewis, Washington, 1919–22
  • Librarian, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, 1918–19
  • Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1922–25
  • Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law, University of Washington, 1925–32
  • Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington, 1932–37
  • Librarian and Professor of Law, University of Washington, 1937–44
  • Practicing Attorney, Seattle, WA 1944–50

Education

  • Graduate, Ellensburg Normal School, Ellensburg, WA
  • LL.B., University of Washington, 1918
  • B.S. (Library Science), University of Washington, 1924
  • A.M., University of Washington, 1925
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1928

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (Outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Washington, 1918
  • Member, AALS Library Problems Round Table Council, 1934, 1936
  • Established first formal academic degree program to train lawyers to become law librarians, University of Washington, 1939

Marvin R. Anderson, 1940–

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section, 1978–79
  • Chair, Standing Committee on Status of Minorities, Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section, 1981–83 President, Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, 1982
  • Member, Nominations Committee, 1983–84
  • Chair, State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 1994–95
  • Co-Chair, Local Advisory Committee, AALL 94th Annual Meeting, 2001
  • Co-Chair, Special Committee on George Strait Minority Scholarship Fundraising, 2002–05

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Law Librarian of the Year Award, Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, 1987
    Spirit of Law Librarianship Award, 1999
  • State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, 2000
  • Selected as one of ten “Attorneys of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer, 2001
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2003
  • John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information Award, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, 2004
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by Inductee

  • The History of African-American Law Librarians: A Research Agenda.” In Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives, edited by Laura N. Gasaway & Michael G. Chiorazzi, 261–74. Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1996.
  • Three Plus One for the Road,” in “Meet My Mentor: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences,” edited by Frank G. Houdek, Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, at 183–85.

Selected Publications About Inductee

  • Michelle Lore, “Marvin R. Anderson: A Lawyer who Lives by the Book,” Minnesota Lawyer (Feb. 4, 2002).
  • Michelle Lore, “Marvin Anderson Retires After 22 Years as State Law Librarian,” Minnesota Lawyer (Sept. 16, 2002).
  • “Three to Receive Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award,” AALL Spectrum 7 (June 2003): 12–13.
  • “Marvin Roger Anderson, Minnesota State Law Librarian (Retired).” In Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill & Vicente Garces, Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 26–30. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2006. AALL Publication Series No. 71.
  • Marvin R. Anderson Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Sept. 4, 2013, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

  • Ordinance Drafter, Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, 1968–69
  • Private Practice, 1969–74
  • Reference Librarian, University of Minnesota, 1976–80
  • Minnesota State Law Librarian, 1980–2002

Education

  • B.A., Morehouse College, 1962
  • J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1966
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 1977

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (Outside AALL)

  • Volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps, 1966–68
  • President, Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association, 1982–83
  • Originator of “Everybody Wins” reading program, which pairs volunteer legal practitioners with elementary school students.
  • Received “Eleven Who Care” Community Service Award from Twin Cities television station KARE-11 for this program in 2000.
  • “Marvin Anderson Day” declared by Mayor Randy Kelly of St. Paul, Minnesota, September 9, 2002