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Thomas E. Young

Thomas E. Young is the Librarian and Assistant Registrar at the Philbrook Museum of Art.  He received a B.A. in History from Oklahoma State University, and a M.L.S. (Library Science) from the University of Oklahoma.  Before coming to Philbrook in 1978 he worked as a student preparator at the former Stovall Museum of Science and History, and following graduation as a Librarian Assistant with the Science & Public Policy Program, both at the University of Oklahoma.  Working as a solo librarian at Philbrook, he also has registrar responsibilities related to the museum’s works on paper collection and archive.  Since 1990 Thomas has organized over 25 exhibitions related to works on paper and artist’s books, as well as over 10 exhibitions based on the history of the museum and its collections.  Publications include an article co-authored with Marilyn Russell: “Selected Resources on Native American Art,” Art Libraries Journal (2008), as well as two exhibition catalogs: Documentary Paintings from the Collection of Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey) at the Philbrook Museum of Art, (1996) and Edward Buehler Delk Architect (1993).  He has been active in the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and ARLIS/NA-Central Plains Chapter serving on various board positions and committees.