John Harold Kittleson, age 97, of Minneapolis. Died Sept. 27, 2002 after residing 10 months at Walker Methodist Health Center. Born in Mpls, he was known to the book community as a collector, appraiser, and expert in rare books. He established 3 major collections in the Special Collections division of the Minneapolis Public Library, where they are housed along with memorabilia. They comprise the 19th Centruy American Studies collection, the Kittleson World War II collection, and the Huttner Collection of Black Studies. Also made significant book donations to the Kerland Children's Book Collection at the University of Minnesota, the Sinclair Lewis collection at Macalester College, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Orchestra archives. Memorial gathering will be held Saturday, November 9, 10 am at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-825-2435. Memorials to the Minneapolis Public Library 19th Century American Studies Collection.

Published on November 6, 2002

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