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Sally Hodgson Merritt

Sally Hodgson Merritt was American librarian, association executive. Recipient Salute to Women Bridgeport Young Women’s Christian Association, 1980.

Background

  • Merritt, Sally Hodgson was born on December 11, 1906 in Gloversville, New York, United States. Daughter of Joseph Ernest and Katharine (Hurd) Hodgson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Vassar College, 1927. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1928.

    Career

    • Branch children's library New York Public Library., New York City, 1928-1932. Lecturer children's library work Columbia University, 1930-1933. Lecturer children's literature and storytelling Fannie A. Smith School, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1933-1935.

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Board directors Bridgeport Young Women’s Christian Association, 1944-1964, president. Member, Easton (Connecticut) Public Library., 1961-1980, chairman. National board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, New York City, 1960-1972.

    Board directors Thirty Thirty Park, 1974-1986. Member American Association of University Women (president 1935), Delta Kappa Gamma.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, gardening, sailing, needlecrafts.

    Connections

    • Married Charles Hart Merritt, May 28, 1932. Children: Edwin Thomas, Katharine Merritt Brown.
    • father: Joseph Ernest Hodgson
    • mother: Katharine (Hurd) Hodgson
    • spouse: Charles Hart Merritt
    • children: Edwin Thomas Merritt
    • Katharine Merritt Brown Merritt
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    Born December 11, 1906
    Died April 18, 2003
    (aged 96)
    Nationality
    • 1927
      Vassar College
    • 1928
      Columbia University
    • 1928 - 1932
      Branch children's library New York Public Library
    • 1930 - 1933
      lecturer, children's library work Columbia University
    • 1933 - 1935
      lecturer, children's literature and storytelling Fannie A. Smith School
      Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States

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