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Articles by
**Graham Shaw
**Dulali Nag
**Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
Minutes of meetings 1993
Obituary: Richard B. Martin
News and Reviews

South Asia
Library Notes

Issue Number 29 - 1993

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Richard B. Martin


Richard B. "Skip" Martin died at his home in Charlottesville on Friday, December 17, 1993. He was the Curator of the Tibetan Collection, South Asia Bibliographer, and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia.

Skip was born July 6, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Richard H. and Aletha Martin. He received a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago i n 1962 and stayed on at Chicago several years studying Bengali. In his article "Tibetan Bibliography" (Tibet Society Bulletin 6, 1973, 21-4) he tells how his study of Bengali Tantric literature led him to Tibetan Buddhism, so that "eventually Tibet and not Bengal became the primary focus of my interest." After accepting the South Asia Bibliographer position at Virginia in 1967, he completed an M.L.S. at the University of Maryland in 1971.

Skip was active in the Committee on South Asia Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD) and the South Asia Microform Project (SAMP). In recent years, he served on the Advisory Committee for the Bibliography of Asian Studies, under the Association for Asian Studies. Publications include "Ile Development of a Comprehensive PL 480 Library Program: the University of Virginia" in South Asia Library Resources in North America: Papers from the Boston Conference, 1974 (Zug: 1975), and "Bibliographic Notes on the Indian Census" in The Census in British India: New Perspectives (New Delhi: 1981). He evaluated "Tibetan Material in PL-480" for SALNAQ (No. 13, June 1982)

Skip is survived by his former wife, Julie H. Martin of Charlottesville, and his fiancee, Paula M. Arico, of Tallahassee, Florida. Memorials may be made to the Tibetan Resettlement Project, P.O. Box 552, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

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