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Isabelle Jeanette Higgins

Isabelle Jeanette Higgins was American librarian. Certified library, Maryland. Member American Association of University Women (board directors Santa Barbara branch 1988-1994, delegate national convention 1989), Special Libraries Association, California Library. Association, Santa Barbara Little Gardens Club (president 1987-1989), Floriade Garden Club (president 1990-1991).

Background

  • Higgins, Isabelle Jeanette was born on December 13, 1919 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Frank LeRoy and Ada Louise (Wilcox) Heck.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1940. Master of Library Science, University Maryland, 1971.

    Career

    • With Liebermann Waelchli Company, Tokyo, 1940-1941, Shanghai Evening Post, 1941-1942. Editorial assistant Newsweek magazine, New York City, 1944. Wire editor FBIS/Federal Communication Commission, Washington, 1945—1946.

      Research and analysis China desk Central Intelligence Agency, 1946-1949. Supervisor library vols. Westbrook School, Bethesda, Maryland, 1965-1969.

      Reference library Montgomery County Public Libraries, 1969-1983. Library Brooks Institute Photography, Santa Barbara, California, 1984-1996, retired, 1996. Treasurer Friends of Santa Barbara Public Library., 1987-1988.

    Major achievements

    • Certified library, Maryland.

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Member American Association of University Women (board directors Santa Barbara branch 1988-1994, delegate national convention 1989), Special Libraries Association, California Library. Association, Santa Barbara Little Gardens Club (president 1987-1989), Floriade Garden Club (president 1990-1991).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, swimming, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married George Alfred Higgins, January 23, 1945 (deceased September 1994). Children: Alfred Clinton, Donald Quentin, Heather Higgins Aanes, Laura Higgins Palmer, Carol Higgins.
    • father: Frank LeRoy Heck
    • mother: Ada Louise (Wilcox) Heck
    • spouse: George Alfred Higgins
    • children: Alfred Clinton Higgins
    • Donald Quentin Higgins
    • Heather Higgins Aanes Higgins
    • Laura Higgins Palmer Higgins
    • Carol Higgins
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    Born December 13, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Northwestern University
    • 1971
      University Maryland
    • 1940 - 1941
      With Liebermann Waelchli Company
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1941 - 1942
      With Liebermann Waelchli Company
    • 1944
      editorial assistant, Newsweek magazine
    • 1945 - 1946
      wire editor FBIS/Federal Communication Commission
      Washington, United States
    • 1946 - 1949
      research and analysis China desk Central Intelligence Agency
    • 1965 - 1969
      supervisor library volumes Westbrook School
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1969 - 1983
      reference library Montgomery County Public Libraries
    • 1984 - 1996
      library Brooks Institute Photography
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
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