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Naoma Beers Knight

Naoma Beers Knight was American librarian.


  • Knight, Naoma Beers was born on July 9, 1910 in Hilo, Hawaii, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Maude Olive (Hansen) Beers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Library Science, University Washington, 1932. Postgrad, University Hawaii, 1936. Postgrad, San Jose State College, 1968.


    • Library. elementary and intermediate schools, Hilo, Honokaa, 1932—1933, 1937—1940.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Volunteer library Hilo Memorial Hospital, 1940—1941, Benicia Public Library., California, 1944, Hawaii County Library., Hilo, 1945—1946. School and circulation library, assistant county library Redwood City, California, 1947—1956. District library Menlo Park City School District, 1956—1975.

    Substitute library Hawaii Department Education, Hilo, since 1975. Library Lyman Memorial Museum, 1976—1982. Member of American Library Association, Volcano Art Center, Hawaii Library.

    Association, American Association Retired Persons, National Retired Teachers Association, Hilo Womens, Order Eastern Star.


    • Married Wiley Wheeler Knight, July 8, 1939 (deceased January 1981). Children: Philip, Ione, Wiley.
    • father: William Henry Beers
    • mother: Maude Olive (Hansen) Beers
    • spouse: Wiley Wheeler Knight
    • children: Philip Knight
    • Ione Knight
    • Wiley Knight
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    Born July 9, 1910
    • 1932
      University Washington
    • 1936
      University Hawaii
    • 1968
      San Jose State College
    • 1932 - 1933
      Library elementary and intermediate schools
      Hilo, Hawaii, United States
    • 1937 - 1940
      Library elementary and intermediate schools
      Hilo, Hawaii, United States