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 1893 BA, Victoria University (Toronto)\\ 1893 BA, Victoria University (Toronto)\\
 1896 MA, B.Paed, University of Toronto\\ 1896 MA, B.Paed, University of Toronto\\
-1927 (hon.LL.DUniversity of Toronto\\ +1931 FLA (honorary), Library Association ​(UK)\\
-1935 (hon.LL.D, University of Western Ontario\\+
  
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-1900-05 Editor, The School Review, University of Chicago\\ +1900-1905 Editor, The School Review, University of Chicago\\ 
-1903-05 Dean, College of Education, University of Chicago\\ +1904-1905 Dean, College of Education, University of Chicago\\ 
-1907-08 Professor of Education and Dean, Training School for Teachers, Macdonald College, McGill University\\ +1907-1908 Professor of Education and Dean, Training School for Teachers, Macdonald College, McGill University\\ 
-1908-37 Chief Librarian, Toronto Public Library\\+1908-1937 Chief Librarian, Toronto Public Library\\
  
 ===== Publications (major contributions):​ ===== ===== Publications (major contributions):​ =====
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 Locke, George H. (1917). “The President’s Address,” Addresses Delivered Before the Canadian Club of Toronto, 1916-17, p.220-23. Toronto: Warwick and Rutter.\\ Locke, George H. (1917). “The President’s Address,” Addresses Delivered Before the Canadian Club of Toronto, 1916-17, p.220-23. Toronto: Warwick and Rutter.\\
  
-Locke, George H. (1918). “Canadian Libraries and the War,” Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature ​ 52, 1: 588-91.\\+Locke, George H. (1918). “Canadian Libraries and the War,” Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature 52, 1: 588-91.\\
  
-Locke, George H. (1919). “Revery of a Bookish Librarian,​” Canadian Bookman n.s., 1, 1 (Jan.): ​ 42-43.\\+Locke, George H. (1919). “Revery of a Bookish Librarian,​” Canadian Bookman n.s., 1, 1 (Jan.): 42-43.\\
  
 Locke, George H. (1922). "​Recruiting for Librarianship in Canada,” Ontario Library Review 7, 1 (Aug.): 4-7.\\ Locke, George H. (1922). "​Recruiting for Librarianship in Canada,” Ontario Library Review 7, 1 (Aug.): 4-7.\\
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 Locke, George H. 1930). “The Library and Adult Education,​” Libraries 35, 10 (Dec.) 1: 433-37 [address at University of the State of New York, Albany on Oct. 17, 1930]\\ Locke, George H. 1930). “The Library and Adult Education,​” Libraries 35, 10 (Dec.) 1: 433-37 [address at University of the State of New York, Albany on Oct. 17, 1930]\\
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 +Locke, George H. (1932). "What Librarians Do," Illinois Libraries 14 (Oct.): 149-54.\\
  
 Locke, ,George H. (1933). “Importance of Maintaining Our Social Institutions,​” American Library Association Bulletin 27, 4 (April): 176-79.\\ Locke, ,George H. (1933). “Importance of Maintaining Our Social Institutions,​” American Library Association Bulletin 27, 4 (April): 176-79.\\
  
 Locke, George H. (1934). "​Library and the Public School,” Ontario Library Review 18, 1 (Feb): 14-15.\\ Locke, George H. (1934). "​Library and the Public School,” Ontario Library Review 18, 1 (Feb): 14-15.\\
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-Locke, George H. (1934). "What Librarians Do," Illinois Libraries 14 (1932): 149-54.\\ 
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-1931  FLA (honorary), Library Association (UK)\\ +1927 (hon.LL.DUniversity of Toronto\\ 
- +1935 (hon.LL.D, University of Western Ontario\\ 
-1922  Member, American Library Institute ​(ongoing)\\ +1939 National Historic Person designation by Canadian government, May 25, 1939\\
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-1939  National Historic Person designation by Canadian government, May 25, 1939\\+
  
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-George Locke was the most outstanding Canadian librarian of the first half of the twentieth century. He revolutionized the administration,​ staff, buildings, and services of the Toronto Public Library and brought international attention to Toronto with innovative changes, such as Boys and Girls House, established in 1922. He was designated by the Canadian government as a Person of National Historic Significance in 1939 and plaque was erected in 1948 to record his achievements. It reads:\\+George Locke was the most outstanding Canadian librarian of the first half of the twentieth century. He revolutionized the administration,​ staff, buildings, and services of the Toronto Public Library and brought international attention to Toronto with innovative changes, such as Boys and Girls House, established in 1922. He was designated by the Canadian government as a Person of National Historic Significance in 1939 and plaque was erected in 1948 to record his achievements. It reads:\\
  
 “Born at Beamsville and educated at Victoria College and University of Toronto, Locke taught at Toronto, Chicago and Harvard Universities and was Dean of Education at Chicago and at MacDonald College before becoming Chief Librarian of the Toronto Public Libraries. In that position, he transformed a small institution into one of the most respected library systems on the continent. Sometime President of the American Library Association,​ one of the founders of the Arts & Letters Club, he was a gifted speaker and the author of books and articles on literary, historical and professional themes. He died in Toronto.”\\ “Born at Beamsville and educated at Victoria College and University of Toronto, Locke taught at Toronto, Chicago and Harvard Universities and was Dean of Education at Chicago and at MacDonald College before becoming Chief Librarian of the Toronto Public Libraries. In that position, he transformed a small institution into one of the most respected library systems on the continent. Sometime President of the American Library Association,​ one of the founders of the Arts & Letters Club, he was a gifted speaker and the author of books and articles on literary, historical and professional themes. He died in Toronto.”\\
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 G.B.V.B. “What the People of Toronto Read [Locke Interview],​” Canadian Bookman 1, 2 (1909): 20-22.\\ G.B.V.B. “What the People of Toronto Read [Locke Interview],​” Canadian Bookman 1, 2 (1909): 20-22.\\
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 "​Memorial Service to the late Dr. George Herbert Locke,"​ in Annual Report of the Toronto Public Library, 1936, 33-40 (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1937).\\ "​Memorial Service to the late Dr. George Herbert Locke,"​ in Annual Report of the Toronto Public Library, 1936, 33-40 (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1937).\\
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 Ray, Margaret V. “Tribute to a Great Name [George Herbert Locke],” Ontario Library Review 22, 2 (May 1938): 84-85.\\ Ray, Margaret V. “Tribute to a Great Name [George Herbert Locke],” Ontario Library Review 22, 2 (May 1938): 84-85.\\
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 Sanderson, Charles R. “Tribute and Resolve,” Wilson Library Bulletin 24, 10 (June 1950): 737-38. [address at opening of George Herbert Locke Memorial Branch Library]\\ Sanderson, Charles R. “Tribute and Resolve,” Wilson Library Bulletin 24, 10 (June 1950): 737-38. [address at opening of George Herbert Locke Memorial Branch Library]\\
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 Wallace, Malcolm W. “Dr. George Herbert Locke (1870-1937),​” Ontario Library Review 21, 2 (May 1937): 59-60.\\ Wallace, Malcolm W. “Dr. George Herbert Locke (1870-1937),​” Ontario Library Review 21, 2 (May 1937): 59-60.\\
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 Penman, Margaret. A Century of Service: Toronto Public Library, 1883-1983 (Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1983) records Locke’s achievements at TPL.\\ Penman, Margaret. A Century of Service: Toronto Public Library, 1883-1983 (Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1983) records Locke’s achievements at TPL.\\
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 Toronto Reference Library holds some of Locke’s early correspondence,​ drafts of his speeches and papers, reports to Libraries and Finance Committee, as well as Board minutes on microfilm for the period 1908-38. The TPL annual reports, 1908-37, contain Locke’s yearly observations.\\ Toronto Reference Library holds some of Locke’s early correspondence,​ drafts of his speeches and papers, reports to Libraries and Finance Committee, as well as Board minutes on microfilm for the period 1908-38. The TPL annual reports, 1908-37, contain Locke’s yearly observations.\\
  
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