Chair, Program Committee, AALL Institute, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1976
Chair, Institutes Committee, 1966–67
Chair, Federal Legislation Committee, 1968–69
Vice President/President-Elect, 1969–70
Immediate Past President, 1971–72
Chair, Liaison with the Library of Congress Committee, 1971–72
Chair, Task Force on Study of Legal Research, 1972–73
Chair, Annual Meeting Program Committee, 1975–76
Member, Special Committee on Financial Planning, 1982–84
Professional Honors and Awards
Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award, 1996
Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award, 1999
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1991
AALL Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, 2002 (“for enduring commitment to AALL and the profession and for personifying the importance of our community of law librarians”)
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“Background to Law Library Education,” Law Library Journal 55 (1962): 190–99.
“A Suggested Master’s Program in Law Librarianship for Columbia University,” Law Library Journal 55 (1962): 225–37.
“Publication of State Administrative Regulations: Reform in Slow Motion,” Buffalo Law Review 14 (1965): 410–27.
Legal Research in a Nutshell. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing, 1968. (2d ed., 1971; 3d ed., 1978; 4th ed., 1985; 5th ed., 1992; 6th ed., 1996; 7th ed., 2000; 8th ed., 2003; 9th ed., 2007; 10th ed., 2010. 5th–10th editions with Kent C. Olson)
“Miles O. Price and Education for Law Librarianship,” Law Library Journal 62 (1969): 17–20.
“Research Habits of Lawyers,” Jurimetrics Journal 9 (1969): 183–94.
“Towards a Philosophy of Law Librarianship,” Law Library Journal 64 (1971): 1–4.
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.
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
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)
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.
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
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)