Biography of Phineas Lawrence Windsor

Phineas Lawrence Windsor, librarian of the University of Illinois, is one of the ablest men of his profession in the state. He is a native of Illinois, and had a wide experience in library work both in the East and West before he entered upon his present duties.

He was assistant in the New York State Library in 1899, and from 1900 to 1903 was in the copyright office in the Library of Congress. From 1904 to 1909 Mr. Windsor held the post of librarian to the University of Texas at Austin. He then accepted his present duties as librarian and director of the Library School of the University of Illinois.

In 1913 he was president of the Illinois Library Association, is a life member of the American Library Association and a member of its council from 1909 to 1913, and is a member of the Bibliographical Society of America. In 1904 he edited the Handbook of Texas Libraries and has been a frequent contributor to library publications.

Mr. Windsor was born at Chenoa in McLean County, Illinois, February 21, 1871, a son of Rev. John Alexander and Amy (Arnold) Windsor. He acquired a liberal education, graduating Ph. B. from Northwestern University at Evanston in 1895, during 1897-99 was a student in the New York State Library School at Albany, and during 1899-1900 was a student in the Albany Law School and a member of the staff of the New York State Library.

Mr. Windsor married, January 1, 1902, Miss Margaret Fursman Boynton of Lockport, New York. He is a member of the Delta Tau Delta College Fraternity, the Methodist Church and the University Club of Urbana.



Stewart, J. R. A Standard History of Champaign County Illinois. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York. 1918.

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