Schiele receives Dean’s Medal from University Libraries

Shirley K. Baker, vice chancellor for scholarly resources and dean of University Libraries, presented the 2009 Dean’s Medal to James E. Schiele, a member of the libraries’ National Council and WUSTL alumnus, March 10 at a ceremony in Holmes Lounge.

In 2006, Schiele and his wife, Joan, donated the James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection, along with an endowment to support and expand the collection, to the University Libraries. This collection comprises more than 240 19th-century American lithographs, chromolithographs, engravings, sketches and books that tell the story of abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

In addition to his participation in the University Libraries’ National Council, Schiele serves as the Eliot Society chair for the Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. He also serves on the International Advisory Council for Asia, and the Executive Committee of the Athletic Department’s W Club.

In recognition of his accomplishments, WUSTL presented Schiele with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.

Schiele served as chairman and CEO of St. Louis Screw & Bolt Co. from 1965-1999, when he sold the company. He remains a consultant for the company.

Before joining St. Louis Screw & Bolt Co., Schiele served in the U.S. Air Force.

Schiele is a native of St. Louis and earned a bachelor’s degree in history in Arts & Sciences in 1952 and a master’s degree in liberal arts in 1985, both from WUSTL. He is pursuing a master’s degree in American culture studies in Arts & Sciences at WUSTL.