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Hannah Johnson Howell

Hannah Johnson Howell, American librarian.

Background

  • Howell, Hannah Johnson was born on June 22, 1905 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Irving Culver and Mary Hortense (Burnside) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Student, Penn College, Oskaloosa, 1925. Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1927. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Columbia University, 1928.

      Student, New York University Institute Fine Arts. Student, also lectures New York History Society, 1941.

    Career

    • Reviser summer library school University Iowa, 1928. Research assistant Frick Art Reference Library, New York City, 1928-1934, head reference department, 1935-1947, assistant librarian, 1942-1947, chief librarian, 1947-1970, consultant librarian, 1970-1988.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member honorary committee national capital sesquicentennial commission exhibition, American Processional, Corcoran Gallery Art, 1950. Patroness benefit exhibition paintings for Smith College Collection, Knoedler Galleries, New York City, 1953. Member University Chicago Alumnae Association (president New York chapter 1932-1937), Columbia University Club (chairman ladies committee 1942-1944), Cosmopolitan Club (member library committee 1946-1949).

    Connections

    • Married Henry Wilson Howell Junior, June 5, 1947 (deceased).
    • father: Irving Culver Johnson
    • mother: Mary Hortense (Burnside) Johnson
    • spouse: Henry Wilson Howell Junior
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    Born June 22, 1905
    Died May 21, 1988
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1925
      Penn College
    • 1927
      University Chicago
    • 1928
      Columbia University
    • 1941
      also lectures New York History Society
    • 1928
      Reviser summer library school University Ia.
    • 1928 - 1934
      research assistant, Frick Art Reference Library
    • 1947 - 1970
      research assistant, Frick Art Reference Library
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