Librarian. Born– Sept. 23, 1906, Caroleen, N.C. Parents– James Volney and Sarah Nancy Florence (Hull) Cantrell. Married– Ethel Marie Williams. Children– One. Education– University of North Carolina, A.B., 1933, A.M., 1936, M.S.L.S., 1937; post-graduate work at West Virginia University, 1941-1942; University of Illinois, Ph. D., 1960. Worked in various capacities in the libraries of  North Carolina State University and the University of West Virginia; taught Spanish at Birmingham Southern College, 1943-1944; director of libraries, Auburn University, 1944-1973;  1973-1977, professor of foreign languages and a special library consultant at Auburn University.  Member American Library Association, Alabama Library Association, Alabama Academy of Science, and other professional associations.  Died February 13, 2005.


Who’s Who in America, 1980;; obituary


Checklist of the Gifts of Lawrence Sidney Thompson to the Libraries of Auburn University.  Auburn, 1985.

Graduate Degrees Awarded and Titles of Theses, 1894-1940. Raleigh, N.C.; North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, 1941.

Southern Literary Culture:  A Bibliography of Master’s and Doctor’s Theses. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1955.


A History of the Alabama Academy of Science. Auburn, Ala.; Alabama Academy of Science, 1963.


The papers of Clyde Hull Cantrell are held by the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.