Forrest S. Drummond, 1910–1993

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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


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