Carpenter was born on August 21, 1915 in Burlington, Iowa; attended Los Angeles Junior College, 1932-34; AB in English and
history, MA (1939) and Ph. D (1949) in history, UCLA; MSLS, University of Southern California, 1950; page, Los Angeles public
library, 1935-36; attendant in rare book reading room, Huntington Library, 1946-47; university archivist, UCLA Library, 1950;
publications secretary, Huntington Library, 1950-53; bibliographical editor, New York Public Library, 1953-57; indexer, California
Historical Society, 1957-60; bibliographer (1960-73) and in 1973, lecturer, Huntington Library; publications include Printers
and publishers in Southern California, 1850-1876 (1964) and Early cemeteries of the city of Los Angeles (1973).
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