Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Putnam, Herbert

PUTNAM, HERBERT, an American librarian; born in New York City, Sept. 20, 1861; was graduated at Harvard in 1883; studied at the Columbia Law School; was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1886; librarian of the Boston Public Library in 1895-1899; librarian of Congress since 1899. Twice President of the American Library Association.