Individual Author Record
Name: Robert PruterPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction Born: 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPruter has lived in the Chicago area since 1951 when his family moved to Berwyn, Illinois. He is a 1962 graduate of Proviso East High School, Maywood, Illinois. He received a BA degree in history at Roosevelt University in 1967, a an MA degree in history with honors at Roosevelt University in 1976, and an MLIS degree from Dominican University in 2000. He currently resides in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationPruter is a freelance researcher and writer, his work having been motivated by a lifelong love both for the history of sports and for the history of African-American music as they relate to his hometown of Chicago. He was an encyclopedia editor in the social sciences for more than 27 years, from 1968 to 1996, at ''New Standard Encyclopedia''. Since 2001, he has been reference and government documents librarian at Lewis University Library in Romeoville, Illinois. He also served as the rhythm-and-blues editor for ''Goldmine'' magazine from 1985 to 2006.
*''Chicago Soul'', University of Illinois Press, 1991*''Doowop: The Chicago Scene'', University of Illinois Press, 1996*''The Rise of American High School Sports and the Search for Control, 1880-1930'', Syracuse University Press, 2013