January 28, 2017

Biography References

Benjamin Abramson

Chicago Sun-Times July 25, 1955
Chicago Daily News July 21, 1955
The American Book Collector September-October 1974
Jon Lellenberg, Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ‘Forties
SNAC website, http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6326ks2
Ray Betzner’s “Studies in Starrett” blog, http://www.vincentstarrett.com/blog/2015/3/13/a-bookman-and-his-dealer
Ben Abramson and the Argus Bookshop, Deborah Benson Covington (Tarrydiddle Press, 1977).

Clifton A. Andrew

Baker Street Journal, April 1946 – Photo used with the permission of editor Steve Rothman

Clifton R. Andrew

Photo in The Canton Reporter
The Canton Reporter January 20, 1952
The Baker Street Journal January 1964; March 1961, September 1962
The Summit County Democrat November 14, 1955
Akron Beacon-Journal January 6, 1948
Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ‘Forties, Jon Lellenberg

George Armstrong

George Armstrong’s daughter Rebecca Armstrong
Chicago Tribune, July 10, 1993
Baker Street Journal
Peter Blau

Frank Balas

Chicago Tribune, Oct. 15, 2010

Robert Bayer

Baker Street Journal, December 1990
Chicago Tribune, June 6, 1956
Jon Lellenberg
Martin Gardner, Whys & Wherefores, Prometheus Books, 1999, page 191
Hounds History
Photo courtesy of the Bayer family

Eliot Black

Chicago Tribune, Dec. 28, 2002
Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2013
Baker Street Journal

Marshall Blankenship

Family photo available online
Chicago Tribune, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=173932998

Carl Brick

The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), John Nieminski
Who’s Who Among Association Executives, 1935
Chicago Tribune, May 30, 1950

Horace Bridges

World Cat, http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6sf3mfv
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, http://www.jta.org/1933/03/24/archive/wave-of-protest-against-persecutions-in-germany-grows-throughout-united-states
The Journal of Religion, http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/475942
Ethical Platform, http://ethicalplatform.net/leaders/2013/01/clarence-darrow-and-the-ethical-society/
Chicago Daily Tribune, Oct. 9, 1955
New York Times,
Tim Johnson, Curator, Sherlock Holmes Collections, U of MN
Horace Bridges United States passport application, available online at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XS-B4D9?i=736&cc=2185145

John Brousch

Baker Street Journal index
The Grimpen Mire Gazette, April 2003
Sherlock Holmes and the Voyaging Vampire
photo by Julie McKuras

Jeremiah Buckley

Dan Ursini, Acquisitions, DePaul University, College of Law, Rinn Law Library
Chicago Tribune, April 19, 1953
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 1957

Gary Bunce

Baker Street Journal, March 1991

W.R. Button

Chicago Tribune, August 3, 1968
1941 photo from Federal Naturalization Papers

Eugene Carey

Photo in The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) 1983, John Nieminski
Baker Street Journal, March 1974
Baker Street Journal, March 1969
Baker Street Journal, March 1964
Baker Street Journal, September 1963
Baker Street Journal, January 1948
The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) 1943-1983, John Nieminski, 1983

Jay Finley Christ

Obituary, Chicago Tribune, December 11, 1963.
Ancestry.com, World War I and II draft registration cards.
“Chicago Class Studies Sleuth,” Walla Walla (Wash.) Union Bulletin, June 2, 1947.
University of Chicago Annual Register (Chicago: U. of Chicago Press), 1921.
Chicago Tribune, July 4, 1943
“Baker Street Irregular to be Club’s Speaker,” Chicago Tribune, February 12, 1950.
Jon Lellenberg, “Hounds Bounding: The Unleashing of Jay Finley Christ,” address to the Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) annual dinner, October 1993, at http://www.bsiarchivalhistory.org/BSI_Archival_History/Essays.html.

Anthony Citera

Donald Izban
Dino Argyropoulos
Al Shaw
Don Terras
Baker Street Journal
Chicago Tribune, May 31, 2020

William D. Clark

Nicholas Utechin
Wikispooks, https://wikispooks.com/wiki/William_D_Clark
New York Times, June 29, 1985
The Washington Post, June 28, 1985,
World Archives Group Archives Holdings, https://archivesholdings.worldbank.org/clark-william
National Archives, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=william+donaldson+clark

Richard W. Clarke

Photo used Courtesy of the BSI Trust
Jon Lellenberg

Leonard Cochran

Rhode Island Catholic

Charles Collins

Ancestry.com, World War II Draft card
The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic):  A History of Chicago’s Senior Sherlockian Scion Society 1943-1983, John Nieminski and Bob Mangler
Baker Street Journal
Chicago Tribune, March 5, 1964
Tim Johnson

Irving Cutter

Chicago Tribune Feb. 5, 1945
Ray Betzner, “Studies in Starrett”  website; http://www.vincentstarrett.com/blog/2014/4/21/irving-s-cutter-lost-baker-street-irregular-or-found-hound
Baker Street Journal, April 1946
Photo Courtesy of the Galter Health Science Library Special Collections, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.  Found on Studies in Starrett webpage, used courtesy of Ray Betzner

Elmer Davis

Photo from:  http://www.coutant.org/davis.html
The Red Circle of Washington DC, http://redcircledc.org/index.php?id=48
Jon Lellenberg

Norman Davis

Photo available on http://fourthgarrideb.com/tag/sign/
Baker Street Journal Summer 2004
“Autumn in Baker Street” program

August Derleth

Photo available at Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway site,  http://www.heritageparkway.org/a-legacy-of-conversation/
Baker Street Journal September 1971
The Gale Group website  http://web2.infotrac.galegroup.com
American National Biography 2004, online from The University of Minnesota, Biography       Reference Bank
The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) 1943-1983 compiled by John Nieminski, 1983
The August Derleth Society, http://www.newderleth.org/
Baker Street Journal

Henry Dierkes

“Studies in Starrett” by Ray Betzner, http://www.vincentstarrett.com/blog/2014/12/13/snow-for-christmas
Jon Lellenberg
The Griffin, 1929, College of the City of Detroit
Detroit Free Press, May 19, 1935
“Studies in Starrett” blog by Ray Betzner
Saturday Review of Literature, Feb. 26, 1944

Bernard Doll

Photo available in July 1948 Baker Street Journal. Used with permission of editor Steve Rothman
Baker Street Journal, Vol. 3, Number 3, 1948
Steve Doyle

Barton Eberman

Roselle Register, May 8, 1968
Chicago Tribune, January 18, 1991

Otto Eisenschiml

Photo available on Wikipedia
Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Why-Lincoln-Murdered-Otto-Eisenschiml/dp/1406776149
Spartacus Educational http://spartacus-educational.com/USAeisenschiml.htm
Project Muse  https://muse.jhu.edu/article/420534/pdf

T.S. Eliot

Tim Johnson
Jon Lellenberg
Michael Murphy, Conferment by Needle, 1980
Academy of American Poets,  https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/t-s-eliot
Biography, http://www.biography.com/people/ts-eliot-9286072
The Baker Street Journal, March 1965
This Day in History, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/t-s-eliot-accepts-a-job-at-faber-and-faber-publishers
Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/t-s-eliot

Edward Everett

Photo available at University of Michigan Faculty History Project
The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) by John Nieminski
University of Michigan Faculty History Project,  https://www.lib.umich.edu/faculty-history/faculty/edward-s-everett
University of Michigan Faculty History Project, https://www.lib.umich.edu/faculty-history/faculty/edward-s-everett/memorial-fund
Ancestry.com – census records, draft cards, travel

Matthew Fairlie

Baker Street Journal
Irregular Crises of the late ’Forties, Jon Lellenberg
The Arizona Republic Jan. 2, 1977
The Phoenix Gazette Jan. 6, 1977

Margaret Flint

Vincent Starrett, “Books Alive,” Chicago Tribune, March 26, 1967.
1920, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Censuses, Social Security Death Index.
The Illio, University of Illinois yearbook, Champaign-Urbana IL, 1931.
“Assistant Illinois Historian Retires,” Bloomington IL Pantagraph, December 13, 1970.

Frank Fotis

The Baker Street Journal, June 1988
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 3, 1988

Matthew Fox

Baker Street Journal, Winter 2015
Chicago Tribune, September 20, 2015

Theodore Friedman

The Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual 2003
Cliff Notes, June 2000
Sherlockian Who’s Who,  http://www.sh-whoswho.com

Andrew Fusco

Wilfred Gallienne

Chicago Daily Tribune Oct. 3, 1942
Bailiwick of Guernsey Roll of Service  http://www.greatwarci.net/scripts/db/searchg-service.php
Directory of British Diplomats http://www.gulabin.com/britishdiplomatsdirectory/pdf/britishdiplomatsdirectory.pdf
Hitler’s Black Book   https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/hitlers-black-book/person/2434/wilfred-hansford-gallienne/
Tim Johnson, Curator, Sherlock Holmes Collections, U of MN

Arthur Gardner

Albuquerque Journal, August 31, 1993
Vincent Starrett correspondence, Sherlock Holmes Collections, University of Minnesota libraries

James Gleason

Photo from The Michiganensian 1930
Kokomo Tribune, Feb. 3, 1945
The Indianapolis Star, December 19, 1954
The Indianapolis Star, March 5, 1946
The Vidette -Messenger, October 19, 1953

Ira Martin Grais

Photo from Grais’s Facebook page

Richard Lancelyn Green

Portsmouth Library, http://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/conandoyle/investigate/richard-lancelyn-green
Photo by Julie McKuras
Baker Street Journal

Robert Hahn

The Baker Street Journal, March 1999
The Sheboygan Press, Feb. 5, 1999

Cornelis Helling

The Dutch Jules Verne Society, https://www.jules-verne.nl/en/helling.html
Ray Betzner

Telford Hollman

Photo from The University of Northern Iowa Yearbook, 1982
Ancestry.com census and Social Security Death index data
John Nieminski’s history of The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), 1983
Matthew R. Fairlie, “Hugo’s Companions,” in Jon Lellenberg’s Irregular Crises of the Late ’Forties, 1999
Telford F. Hollman’s obituary in the Chicago Tribune, January 30, 1997

C. Arnold Johnson

Grimpen Mire Gazette, Vol. 5, Number 1, obituary by Tom Joyce
Baker Street Journal March 1981
The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), John Nieminski

Michael Kean

Photo by Julie McKuras

Leonarde Keeler

Leonarde Keeler obit

C. Frederick Kittle

The Athens Messenger, Oct. 21, 2015  http://www.athensmessenger.com/obituaries/frederick-kittle/article_4b7320fb-86c8-50dd-98e2-b806e1344734.html
The Caxtonian, http://www.caxtonclub.org/reading/2013/oct13.pdf
Chicago Tribune, Nov. 8, 2015  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-charles-kittle-obituary-met-20151108-story.html
Photo of Kittle available online at http://www.caxtonclub.org/reading/2013/oct13.pdf

M.J. Latimer

Ancestry.com (WWI draft card)
Chicago Tribune, July 17, 1965
Chicago Tribune, September 11, 1965
Chicago Tribune, January 15, 1918

Charles Leavelle

Nebraska State Journal, May 13, 1948

Gene A. Leeb

The Times (Munster, IN), June 22, 1976
Detroit Free Press, December 20, 1976
Baker Street Journal March 1976
Baker Street Journal March 1977
Baker Street Journal September 1980

William Leonard

New York Times, January 7, 1977
Chicago Tribune, January 8, 1977
Photo from May 21, 1966 Chicago Tribune

Ely Liebow

Chicago Tribune, April 12, 2007
Ray Betzner, “Studies in Starrett”, http://www.vincentstarrett.com/blog/2016/9/10/off-topic-ely-m-liebow
Baker Street Journal Summer 2007
Photo by Ray J. Pope

Fred Levin

Baker Street Journal, June 1987
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19, 2012
Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections – notes for article

David Levinson, Jr. 

Chicago Tribune, Jan. 9, 1959
Baker Street Journal June 1981
A Lawyer’s Notes, Lowell B. Komie, Swordfish Publishers, 2008

Allen Mackler

Paul Martin, MD Baker Street Journal, Spring 2006
Chicago Tribune January 5, 2006
Sally Mackler
Jon Lellenberg
Julie McKuras
photo by Julie McKuras

Robert Mangler

Nieminski, John History of the Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) 1943 – 1983,
Personal Communication 2005 – 2010

Rodney Mannion

September 1964 Baker Street Journal

Jay Marshall

Jay Marshall & “Lefty” – by Al Hirschfeld, Cover of Genii, July 2005

New York Times, May 13, 2005
Chicago Magazine, http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/November-2006/A-Fine-Mess/
The Caxtonian, July 2005

Arnie Matanky

Chicago Tribune, http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-01-10/news/0401100096_1_chicago-sun-north-side-chicago-journalism-hall
Editor and Publisher, https://www.editorandpublisher.com/people/matanky-near-north-news-editor-and-publisher-dead-at-73/

Thomas McGee

The Baker Street Journal December 1996
The Baker Street Journal December 1989
The Baker Street Journal June 1979

Russell McLauchlin

Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ‘Forties, Jon Lellenberg
The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) 1943-1983 compiled by John Nieminski, 1983
The Baker Street Journal September 1965

Michael Murphy

Photo courtesy of the BSI Trust
Michael Murphy, “Mr. Vincent Starrett’s Final Journey,” Baker Street Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1 (NS), March 1974.
Michael Murphy, “In Celebration of Sherlockian Starrett,” Baker Street Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3 (NS), September 1986.
Robert W. Hahn, “Sidelights on Starrett,” Baker Street Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3 (NS), September 1986.
Philip A. Shreffler, “Standing on the Terrace: Michael Murphy,” Baker Street Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3 (NS), September 1986.
Robert J. Mangler, “Chicago Investitures,” 66th Annual Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) Dinner program (Chicago, Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant), October 2, 2009.

Luther L. Norris

Luther Norris, back row, second from left, listening to Dashiell Hammett, front row, center. Photo from the Harry Ransom website, taken while both Norris and Ransom were serving in the Aleutians

Photo available at the Harry Ransom website.
Illustration used by permission of the Red Circle of Washington website
Peter Blau, The Red Circle of Washington site,  http://www.redcircledc.org/index.php?id=10
Sherlock Holmes Journal Spring 1978
New West, February 27, 1978
Harry Ransom Center website,  http://blog.hrc.utexas.edu/2010/04/22/corporal-dashiell-hammetts-the-battle-of-the-aleutians-a-graphic-history-1942-1943/

Sterling North

The Sterling North Society   http://www.sterlingnorthsociety.com/Sterling-North.html
Lakes Edition, April 22, 2014  http://npaper-wehaa.com/lakes-edition/2014/04/s2/?g=print#?article=2206845

Howard V. O’Brien

Photo from The Bookman
Newberry Library https://mms.newberry.org/xml/xml_files/OBrien.xml
Baker Street Journal, April 1946
Chicago Sunday Tribune, August 6, 1953
Chicago Daily Tribune, Oct. 1, 1947

Richard Oldberg

CSO (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Stanley Pargellis

American Antiquarian Society
Baker Street Journal April 1946
Encyclopedia of Chicago  http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/888.html

Orlando Park

Chicago Tribune, September 26, 1969
The Ecological Society of America, http://esa.org/history/park-o/ and http://www.esa.org/history/obits/Park_O.pdf

Edward Quayle

Chicago Sunday Tribune, Sept. 15, 1946
Chicago Tribune, October 12, 1969
Decatur Daily Review, November 27, 1955
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 2, 1949

Basil Rathbone

Michael B. Druxman, Basil Rathbone: His Life and His Films (New York: A. S. Barnes), 1975.
Jon Lellenberg, “Vincent Starrett and Basil Rathbone,” presentation to The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), Adventurers Club of Chicago, October 9, 1999.
John Nieminski, The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) History: 1943-1983.

Franklin Rhode

Sources:  The Baker Street Journal June 1967, March 1968, March 1970, December 1970

Robert Robinson

Baker Street Journal
Photo available online at Legacy.com

Milt Rosenberg

Radio and Media, http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/7375-wcgo-s-milt-rosenberg-honored-by-city-of-chicago
National Endowment for the Humanities site, https://www.neh.gov/about/awards/national-humanities-medals/milton-j-rosenberg
Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_J._Rosenberg
Chicago Radio and Media, http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/7375-wcgo-s-milt-rosenberg-honored-by-city-of-chicago

Thomas Russo

Photo available on Legacy.com

Lowell Ryan

Jon Lellenberg
Jacksonville Daily Journal, March 28, 1947
Chicago Sunday Tribune, July 2, 1944

J. Warren Scheideman

Baker Street  Journal
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere  http://www.ihearofsherlock.com/2011/12/the-two-gentlemen-passed-us-houn.html#.WKCo2VXnaUk
Photo available online at:  Common Knowledge, DePaul, Winter 2012, Vol. 23, No. 1, page 6.
De Paul Emeritus Society http://desretirees.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-memoriam-warren-scheideman.html

Gunnar Sundin

Chicago Tribune,  Jan. 25, 1985
Tom Joyce
Baker Street Journal  December 1989
Baker Street Journal March 1985

Richard Swartz

The Baker Street Journal Summer 2005
1961 Who’s Who and What’s What, Bill Rabe
Richard Olken

John Schwind

Chicago Tribune, Feb. 28, 1993  http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1993-02-28/news/9303186039_1_marco-island-churches-oak-park
Baker Street Journal June 1993, December 1966, December 1974
Fenwick High School Yearbook Blackfriars, 1964

Douglas Shanklin

American Society for Investigative Pathology website

John Bennett Shaw

The Santa Fe New Mexican, October 6, 1994
Baker Street Journal, March 1988 and December 1994
“History of the Sub-Librarians Scion,” The Sub-Librarians Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars, www.scholarexchange.furman.edu/sublibrarians/history.html
Susan Rice & Vinnie Bronson, The Sage of Santa Fe, Sherlock in L.A. Press, 2013
University of Minnesota Umedia page

Charlie Shields

The Baker Street Journal March 1992
Chicago Sun Times  September 30, 2004

Jack Siegel

Baker Street Journal
Don Terras
Chicago Tribune     http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/
Photo on Chicago Tribune site, listed as “family photo”

Walter Simmons

Photo from Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb. 2, 1961
Chicago Tribune, Dec. 1, 2006
Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb. 2, 1961
Jon Lellenberg
Bismarck Tribune, July 8, 2012
Tim Johnson, Curator, Sherlock Holmes Collections, U of MN

Karen Skubish

The Caxtonian, http://www.caxtonclub.org/reading/2010/dec10.pdf
Chicago Tribune Sept. 20, 2010
Baker Street Journal, Spring 2011

C. Russell Small

Photo from 1956 New Trier High School Yearbook, Echoes
Baker Street Journal, October 1952

Paul Smedegaard

The Racine Journal Times November 16, 2007
Steve Rothman
The Baker Street Journal index

Wayne Smida

Online obituary from  Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Danube MN
Al Shaw

Edgar W. Smith

Jon Lellenberg, Irregular Memories of the ’Thirties (1990), Irregular Records of the Early ’Forties (1991), Irregular Proceedings of the Mid ’Forties (1995), and Irregular Crises of the Late ’Forties (1999), Baker Street Irregulars Archival Histories, Fordham University Press.
Lellenberg, Edgar W. Smith: Prolegomena to Any Future Biography, at http://www.bsiarchivalhistory.org/BSI_Archival_History/Books.html.
Lellenberg, “History Detective,” address to The Sub-Librarians Scion in the American Library Association, Chicago, Ill., July 12, 2009, at www.bsiarchivalhistory.org/BSI_Archival_History/History_Detective.html.
Lellenberg, “Hounds Bounding from a Yellow Fog,” address to the Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), annual dinner, October 1993, at http://www.bsiarchivalhistory.org/BSI_Archival_History/Christ.html.

Lawrence Soloman

The Caxtonian, April 2016   http://www.caxtonclub.org/reading/2016/apr16.pdf
Chicago Tribune, October 9, 2014
ZocDoc  https://www.zocdoc.com/doctor/lawrence-solomon-md-7203
University of Illinois College of Medicine http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/departments___programs/departments/dermatology/history/

Thomas Tiernan

Chicago Tribune, December 12, 1979

Herb Tinning

Indiana death certificate
The Herald, June 6, 1974

John Valentine

The Baker Street Journal,  April 1946, April 1953.
Lilly Library, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/lilly/mss/index.php?p=valent
The New Yorker, July 2, 1949

Gerald Wachs

Photo in North Jersey.com
The New York Times on Nov. 11, 2013
Society for American Baseball Research  http://sabr.org/latest/memoriam-dr-gerald-n-wachs

William B. White

Photo on Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com; marriage license, draft registration cards, federal census
Baker Street Journal
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Jack Wilson

1986 Stagg High School Yearbook, Kaleidoscope

Sewell P. Wright


Michael May’s Adventureblog   http://www.michaelmayadventureblog.com/2011/04/guest-post-gw-thomas-on-john-hanson-of.html
Baker Street Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2
The Alton Evening Telegraph, Nov. 19, 1958.

Walter Yust

Photo available at Encyclopedia Britannica site
Encyclopedia Brittannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Walter-Yust
Hammond Times, March 2, 1960

Philip Zaferopulos

Morgan Park Military Academy, 1954
Chicago Tribune October 8, 2004

Ernest Zeisler

Ancestry.com – census, passport application, World War I draft card, newspaper articles
Baker Street Journal
Southtown Economist, March 21, 1951
Chicago Daily Herald, Aug. 1, 1963
Library of Congress website, http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83828703.html
Project Muse, “The Zeisler’s Guest Book”, https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/1560370
“A Case from Sophocles” Arch Dermatol, 1961
“The Great Salk Vaccine Fiasco” Herald of Health, December 1960
Leonard Zeisler: Essays on His Life and Work, edited by Robert A. Hall, Jr.