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Celebrating the Life

  • Thomas Niehaus
  • "I used UT Libraries, 1964 - 1977 as a grad student. In the Spanish Dept. I invented a job for myself ordering library books. I worked closely with Harold Billings then in Acquisitions, also with Hugh Chisholm. In the Tower I used the Latin American Library. I was in the Tower during the Whitman shootings in the 1960's, and came out of the building during the shootings only to be told to get back in. I got so interested in library work, that I later got an MLS and became Director of the Latin American Library at Tulane University. I was also a storyteller, and in 1990 left library work to become an Episcopal priest so that for 10 years in parishes I did children's sermons that were based on stories. I am just one of many persons for whom the UT Libraries have played a significant role in our lives."
  • Year of Graduation:
  • 1976
  • Degree:
  • Ph.D. and MLS
  • Major or Concentration:
  • Latin American History and Latin American Librarianship
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  • Hometown:
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Current Location:
  • Burnsville, North Carolina