Earl C. Borgeson, 1922–2010

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Education Committee, 1957–58
President, Law Librarians of New England, 1958–59
AALL Executive Board, 1965–67
AALL President Elect, 1967–68
AALL President, 1968–69
AALL Immediate Past President, 1969–70
Chair, Liaison with Library of Congress Committee, 1969–70
President, Southern California Association of Law Libraries, 1977–78

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1988
Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Washington School of Library and Information Science, 1999

Earl Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award Established, University of Washington Law Librarianship Program, 2000
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Selected Bibliography on Emergency Economic Controls,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin 26 (1951): 296–98.
“Selected Bibliography on Damages—Loss of Profits,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin 26 (1951): 417–19.
“Selected Bibliography on Depositions,” Los Angeles Bar Bulletin 27 (1951): 77–78.
“Law Library Administration—A Functional Approach,” Law Library Journal 46 (1953): 90–92.
“The Selection and Handling of Personnel in the Law Library,” Law Library Journal 50 (1957): 499–503.
“Education and the Image of the Law Librarian,” Law Library Journal 55 (1962): 200–03.
“Cataloging Administration,” Law Library Journal 60 (1967): 398–415 (panel chairman).
“Network Prospects for the Legal Profession,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 4–12 (with Peter Freeman).

"We Love to Help Each Other,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “‘Meet My Mentor’: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 177, 195–97.
“Hibernia Turbeville,” Southern Methodist University Law Review 52 (1999): 1–2.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“Earl Borgeson: A Tribute,” Journal of Air Law & Commerce 54 (1988): xiii–xxii.

Earl C. Borgeson, “Dear Frank . . . Let Me Talk a Bit,” in Frank G. Houdek, “Stories of ‘My First Annual Meeting,'” Law Library Journal 88 (1996): 9, 19–21.
“Earl C. Borgeson,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 299, 303–04.
Susan Azyndar, “Earl C. Borgeson and the Image of the Law Librarian” (May 9, 2011) (unpublished manuscript prepared for Current Issues in Law Librarianship course, University of Washington Information School)
Frank G. Houdek, “Memorial and Appreciation for Earl C. Borgeson,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 507–14.
Gail M. Daly, “Earl C. Borgeson’s Ten Rules for Law Library Management,” Law Library Journal 103 (2011): 515–19.

Professional Positions

Assistant Reference Librarian, Los Angeles County Law Library, 1950–52
Assistant/Acting Law Librarian, Harvard University Law Library, 1952–54
Law Librarian, Harvard University Law Library, 1954–70
Associate Director, Stanford University Library, 1970–75
Associate Librarian, Los Angeles County Law Library, 1975–78
Professor of Law and Director, Southern Methodist University Underwood Law Library, 1978–88


B.S.L.L., University of Washington, 1950
LL.B., University of Minnesota, 1949
B.S.L., University of Minnesota, 1947

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to Practice of Law, Minnesota, 1949
Member, AALS Library Problems Round Table Council, 1957–59
Consultant on Asian Law Libraries, American Bar Foundation, 1963
Director, Seminar on Law Library Organization & Legal Research, University of the Philippines College of Law, 1966