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Dana, John Cotton

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1929 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Librarians

1856 – John Cotton Dana was born on the 19th of August in Woodstock, Vermont.


1874 – Studied at Dartmouth College.


1880 – He went to Denver, Colorado where he passed the Colorado bar.


1889-1898 – Became director of the Denver Public Library.


1902-1929 – He was head of the Newark Public Library.


1909 – He founded the Newark Museum.


1929 – He died on 21st of July in New Jersey.


Established foreign language collections for immigrants and developed a special collection for the business community.