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Virginia Halton Lord Bostick

Virginia Halton Lord Bostick, American writer, librarian. Certified professional librarian, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico. Scholar Tufts University, 1933, 34, Rutgers State University, 1968; National Endowment for the Arts grantee, 1978. Active New Jersey History Society, Corrales (New Mexico) History Society (certified appreciation 1982). Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Bostick, Virginia Halton Lord was born on July 15, 1912 in West Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of John Bertram and Mildred Mabel (Godden) Lord.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1933. Master of Arts in English, Tufts University, 1934. Master of Library Science, Rutgers State University, 1968.

    Career

    • Editor-in-chief climatology division Weather Directorate, Army Air Forces, Washington, 1942-1943. Scriptwriter, editor radiation laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1943-1946. Head library reference department Public Library. of Morristown (New Jersey) and Township Free Public Library., 1968-1970.

      Head library acquisitions department Morris County Library., Morristown, 1971-1975, library, archivist New Jersey Room, 1975-1979. Library United States Geological Survey Library., Albuquerque, 1981-1984. Freelance writer, from 1942.

      Director various drama groups, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, 1945-1947.

    Major achievements

    • Certified professional librarian, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico.

    Works

    • Author: (books) History of the Public Monuments of Morristown, New Jersey, 1978, History of the Public Monuments and Sculpture of Morris County, New Jersey, 1978, (book for museum) Jim White's Addiction, 1982 (also director), (movie script) Autobiography, 1939 (Allied Artists award 1948). Contributor articles to technical journals, also scripts and films on radar systems to Joint Chiefs of Staff, style manuals for Weather Directorate, Army Air Forces and Technology Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Membership

    Active New Jersey History Society, Corrales (New Mexico) History Society (certified appreciation 1982). Member Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    World traveling, history, music, nature hikes, sculpture.

    Connections

    • Married Winston Harper Bostick, June 16, 1942. Children: Joel Lord, Verity Jo Reed, Kent Anthony.
    • father: John Bertram Lord
    • mother: Mildred Mabel (Godden) Lord
    • spouse: Winston Harper Bostick
    • children: Joel Lord Bostick
    • Verity Jo Reed Bostick
    • Kent Anthony Bostick
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    Died December 20, 2004
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1933
      Tufts University
    • 1934
      Tufts University
    • 1968
      Rutgers State University
    • 1942 - 1943
      Editor-in-chief climatology division Weather Director, ate
      Washington, United States
    • 1943 - 1946
      scriptwriter
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1968 - 1970
      head, library reference department Public Library of Morristown (New Jersey) and Township Free Public Library
    • 1971 - 1975
      head, library acquisitions department Morris County Library
      Morristown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1975 - 1979
      head, library acquisitions department Morris County Library
    • 1981 - 1984
      library United States Geological Survey Library
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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