The Michigan Alumnus 80-99
William Warner Bishop, who comes to Michigan as University Librarian, was born in Hannibal, Mo., July 20, 1871. His early education was received in the public schools of Detroit, and in 1888 he entered the University, graduating with the class of 1892. The following year he received the degree of Master of Arts after an additional year of study. Mr. Bishop also spent the year 1898-99 as a fellow in Christian Archaeology at the Amer ican School for Classical Studies in Rome, and in 190001 he pursued grad uate studies at Columbia University.
After leaving the University in 1893, Mr. Bishop became professor of Greek in the Missouri Wesleyan College at Cameron, Mo. The next yea he went to the Northwestern University Academy, Evanston, Ill., as an in structor in classics, and in 1895 he was appointed an instructor in New Testament Greek and assistant librarian at the Garrett Biblical Institute at Evanston. This position he held for three years, teaching also in the Chau tauqua Summer College at Chautauqua, N. Y., from 1896 to 1898, when he left for his studies in Rome. On his return, he became, in 1899, librarian and instructor in Latin at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, leaving there in 1902 to become head cataloguer of the Princeton University Library. Three years later he became reference librarian, and in 1907 he was called to the Library of Congress at Washington as superintendent of the Reading Rooms. This position he resigned in order to accept the call from Michigan.
Mr. Bishop is the author of a "Practical Handbook of Modern Library Cataloguing," published at Baltimore in 1914, and is a frequent contributor to the Library Journal and other library periodicals. He also has published occasional articles in the Educational Review, the Sewanee Review, the Popular Science Monthly, and the American Journal of Theology, as well as various papers in the Proceedings of the American Library Association. Mr. Bishop is the American correspondent of the Zeitschrift fur Bibliothekwesen, of Vienna, Austria, and is also a contributor to the New International Encyclopedia.
On June 28, 1905, Mr. Bishop was married to Miss F. B. Burton, of Louisville, KY. They have one child.