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Hester Louise Mitchell

Hester Louise Mitchell was American librarian.


  • Mitchell, Hester Louise was born on December 8, 1915 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Henry Sayen and Maude Frances (Raymond) Mitchell.

  • Education

    • Special courses, University Virginia, 1937. Special courses, London Regent Institute, 1939. Special courses, University New Hampshire, 1940.

      Special courses, Harvard University, 1941—1942.


    • Assistant hs. library, Beverly, Massachusetts, 1934. Children's assistant public library, 1935—1940. Adult assistant, 1940—1948.

      Head children's department public library Everett, Massachusetts, 1948—1951. Head library public library Ipswich, 1951—1967. Library Addison-Wesley Public Company, Inc., Reading, 1967—1980.

      President Cable Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 1958.


    • Contributor articles to professional magazines and newspapers.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member of American Library Association, Friends Canterbury Cathedral, National Wildlife Federation, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Swampscott History Society, National Audubon Society, Daughters of the American Revolution Marquis Biographical Society, International Platform Association, American Security Council, International Space Institute, Pauling Institute of Science, Planetary Society, Women's National Book Association, Ipswich History Society, Special Library. Association, Massachusetts State Aid to Library., Merrimac Valley, Woman's (Ipswich, Massachusetts).


    • father: Henry Sayen Mitchell
    • mother: Maude Frances (Raymond) Mitchell
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    • 1937
      University Virginia
    • 1939
      London Regent Institute
    • 1940
      University New Hampshire
    • 1934
      Assistant, hs. library
      Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1935 - 1940
      children's assistant, public library
    • 1940 - 1948
      adult assistant
    • 1948 - 1951
      head, children's department public library Everett
      Massachusetts, United States
    • 1951 - 1967
      head, library public library Ipswich
    • 1967 - 1980
      library Addison-Wesley Public Company
      Reading, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
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