Franklin Osborne Poole, 1872–1943

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Charter Member, July 1906
AALL Treasurer, 1906–11
AALL Secretary, 1906–12
AALL President, 1912–14
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1913–14, 1936–37
Chair, Program Committee, 1913–14
AALL Executive Board, 1917–18
Chair, Committee on Method of Obtaining United States Supreme Court Opinions, 1916–18
Chair, Committee on Index to Legal Periodicals and Law Library Journal, 1916–18, 1920–21, 1925–36
Chair, Committee on Index to Legal Periodicals, 1922–24, 1936–42
Charter Member, Law Library Association of Greater New York, 1938

Professional Honors and Awards

AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee


Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, Third Supplement from Jan. 1, 1892 to Dec. 31, 1896, assistant editor. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1903.
“Foreign Law Books—How to Secure Them,” Law Library Journal 8 (1916): 69–71.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“Memorial to Franklin O. Poole,” Law Library Journal 36 (1943): 1–2.
Harold J. Bowen, et al., “Franklin Osborne Poole,” Law Library Journal 36 (1943): 148–49.

Professional Positions

Assistant, Boston Athenæum Library, 1896–1902?
Assistant Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1902–05
Librarian, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1905–43

Education

B.A., Harvard, 1895