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Everett Robins Perry (1876-1933) was a career librarian. He attended Harvard as well as New York State Library School at Albany and graduated in June 1903. In September 1911, the 35-year-old librarian assumed what would be a lifelong appointment as the Los Angeles Public Library director. When he arrived in 1911, the library had a staff of 98 and fewer than 200,000 books distributed among 12 branches. At his death in 1933, the LAPL boasted of having 1.5 million books, 48 branches, 74 deposit stations, and 600 employees. During his tenure, Perry also oversaw the construction of a grand central library for the City of Los Angeles, a facility that is still admired and heavily used today. Perry died at the age of 57, ten days after slipping into a coma on October 21, 1933.
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00068787 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection Portraits-Perry, Everett Robbins. CARL0000073028 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/107590
Perry, Everett Robbins Los Angeles Public Library--Officials and employees Library directors--United States Librarians--United States Portrait photographs