Lawrence S. Thompson

Dr. Lawrence Sidney Thompson (1916–1986) worked at the University of Kentucky as the Director of Libraries and as a faculty member in the classics department. He wrote extensively on the processes of printing and publication. Dr. Thompson also researched processes for cataloging materials, frequently corresponding with European colleagues.[1]

He was director of the Margaret I. King Library at the University of Kentucky from 1948 to 1963.[2]

He was the author of Human Skin,[3] a paper on Anthropodermic bibliopegy.


  1. ^ Seltzer, Greg. "Lawrence S. Thompson papers, 1914-1961". University of Kentucky Special Collections.
  2. ^ Lawrence Thompson, ex-director of UK libraries, dies at age of 69. Herald-Leader. April 21, 1986. p. A-13 col. 3–5. Archived from the original on 2014-06-07.
  3. ^ Thompson, Lawrence (April 1946). "Human Skin". Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. v.34(2) (2): 93–102. PMC 194573. PMID 16016722.

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