Jerzy Janusz Maciuszko

Librarian, educator, author

Born Jul. 15, 1913, Warsaw, Poland; came to U.S., 1951; son of Bonifacy and Aleksandra (Lipman); married Kathleen Mart; child: Christina.

Education: Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Warsaw (Poland), 1936; Master of Library Sciences (M.L.S.), 1953, Ph.D., 1962, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (OH).

Career: lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, 1964-69; chairman, Department of Slavic Studies, Alliance College, Cambridge Springs (PA), 1969-74; director, Alliance College Year Abroad Program, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland), 1969-74; prof. and director, Main Library, 1974-78, prof. emeritus, 1978 -, Baldwin - Wallace College, Berea (OH).

Author, i.a.: The Polish Short Story in English, 1968; Zbigniew Herbert (encyclopedic entry), 1975; chapters in: Polish Letters in America, 1978, and Polish - American Literature, 1983; numerous reviews in World Literature Today, Choice and others professional journals.

Member, i.a.: Slavic section chairman, American Libraries Association, 1968-69; American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS); American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL) (president, Cleveland chapter, 1965-66); board trustees member, Nationalities Service Center, Cleveland; Polish Society of Arts and Sciences Abroad, Union of Polish Authors Abroad, London (United Kingdom); Polish American Congress (P.A.C.) (cultural comittee member, Cleveland); Cleveland Society of Poles; Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); Kosciuszko Foundation.

Honors, i.a.: doctoral dissertation award, Kosciuszko Foundation, N.ew York City, 1967; Outstanding Educator of America, 1970; Hilbert T. Ficken Award, Baldwin - Wallace College, 1973; Gold Medal, World Federation Polish Veterans of World War II - Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantow (S.P.K.), 1988; Cross of 50th Anniversary of Military Effort, Polish Army Veterans Association, - Stowarzyszenie Weteranow Armii Polskliej (S.W.A.P.), 1989; Heritage Award, Polonia Foundation, Cleveland, 1990; Man of the Year, American Biographical Institute, 1990; Officer's Cross - Order of Merit, Polish Government, 1993.

Served with: Polish Army, September '39 Campaign, cadet - officer; U.S. Army in Germany, captain, 1945-46.

Language: Polish, English, German, French, Russian.

Hobbies: swimming, water-skiing, classical music.

Home: 133 Sunset Drive, Berea, OH 44017.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,
New York, NY, 1996