For a brief biography and obituary see:http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200631.htm andhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Kilgour For more biographical details on him see:
Collected Papers of Frederick G. Kilgour, compiled by P.A. Becker and A.T. Dodson and edited by L.L. Yoakim. Dublin, OH: OCLC, 1984; 2 vols.
ASIS&T: Award of Merit (1979), for “transforming a state association of libraries into a national interlibrary loan bibliographic utility… this achievement may be the single greatest contribution to national networking in the United States. His work will have a lasting impact on the field of information science” (Lilley-Trice).
Frederick Kilgour Papers:
Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives, New Haven, CT (15 linear feet, 1873-1956 (4 boxes, 1 folio), the papers of Richard Kiry. Frederick Kilgour is listed as an important correspondent. Unpublished finding aid in the repository)
Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives (27 linear feet (1965-1974). The records include the office files of Frederick G. Kilgour and Ben-Ami Lipetz. The collection is restricted until 1994. It forms part of Yale Record Group 32. Search under Kiry, Richard Shelton, 1874-. Unpublished preliminary inventory available in the repository.)
Online Computer Library Center, Dublin, OH (Correspondence, memos, reports, published articles, etc. while director of OCLC (1967-1990). See complete description of various files in Worldcat. Finding aids available via OCLC archives).
Medical Library Association and Regional Medical Libraries (Oral history interview, conducted by R.M. Watterson 11 May 1985 as part of MLA Oral History Program)