Arthur A. Charpentier, 1919–1989

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

President, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1957–58
Chair, Committee on Microfacsimiles, 1957–58
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1958–59, 1964–65
Chair, Nominations Committee, 1959–60
Chair, Certification Committee, 1961–64
Executive Board, 1961–63
Vice President/President-Elect, 1964–65
President, 1965–66
Co-Chair, Headquarters Fund Campaign Committee, 1966–67
Chair, Placement Committee, 1968–70
Chair, Standards Committee, 1972–73

Professional Honors and Awards

Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1987
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee


Opinions of the Committees on Professional Ethics of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York County Lawyers’ Association, editor. New York: Columbia University Press, 1956.
The Law in the United States of America: A Selective Bibliographical Guide. New York: New York University Press, 1965 (with Julius J. Marke, Joseph L. Andrews, and William B. Stern).
The Practice of Law in New York City: A Selective List of Practice Aids for the Busy Lawyer. New York: Practising Law Institute, 1966.
"American Association of Law Libraries.” In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Allen Kent and Harold Lancour, editors, vol. 1, 224–37. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1968.
Counsel on Appeal, editor. New York: McGraw-Hill 1968 (with Charles D. Breitel).
“I Remember Them Well,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 270–88 (with Marian G. Gallagher and Julius J. Marke).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Anthony P. Grech, “[Memorial] Arthur A. Charpentier,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 620–21.
Patrick E. Kehoe, “Mentors Four,” in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Meet My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, 229–32.

Sara Sonet, “A Sage, A Model, A Teacher, A Sage: Arthur Charpentier, “ in Frank G. Houdek, comp., “Meet My Mentor,” Law Library Journal 91(1999): 177, 246–47.

Professional Positions

Librarian, Boston University, 1948–50
Assistant Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1950–57
Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1957–67
Librarian, Yale Law School, 1967–70
Associate Dean and Librarian, Yale Law School, 1970–81

Education

B.S., Springfield College, 1941
LL.B., Boston University, 1948

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the Practice of Law, Massachusetts, 1948
Vice President, International Association of Law Libraries, 1962–65