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Elisabeth Higgins Null

Elisabeth Higgins Null, American librarian, editor. Folger Shakespeare Library. Seminar fellow, 1989-1991. Incorporator John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 1966; secretary Stanton Park Neighborhood Association, Washington, 1990; board directors John and Clara Higgins Foundation, since 1999, Horizon International, 1980-2006. Member American Library Association, American Folklore Society.

Background

  • Null, Elisabeth Higgins was born on December 1, 1942 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Carter Chapin Higgins and Katharine Huntington (Bigelow) Doman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1983. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1985. Master of Philosophy in American History, Yale University, 1989.

      Master of Arts in Folklore, University Pennsylvania, 1987. Master Library and Information Science, Catholic University America, 1995.

    Career

    • Vice president Abington Public Company, Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania, 1966-1970. Chief Executive Officer Green Linnet Records, Danbury, Connecticut, 1971-1981. Visiting lecturer American Musical Life, Georgetown University, 1991-1998.

      Library and conversion specialist national digital library program Library. of Congress, Washington, 1996-1998, expert consultant, 1995. Writer on education issues Rural School and Community Trust, 1999—2004. Research coordinator congressional campaign Janine Selendy (Democratic) New York District 17, 2002, 2004.

      Freelance editor, writer Null Editorial Services, since 2005. Research associate for Journalist John Dickerson, since 2005. Editorial associate for executive coach Ira Cheleft, since 2007.

      Consultant folk singer Peggy Seeger, since 2006. Board directors Maine Folklife Center. Program co-chair Washington Folk Festival, 1999-2000.

      Program chair Folklore Society Greater Washington, 1993-1994. Humanities scholar-in-residence Connecticut Council for Humanities and Connecticut Department for the Arts, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1986-1987. Fieldworker in folklore Waterbury Ethnic Music Project, 1986-1987.

    Works

    • Singer 2 recordings: The Feathered Malden, 1977, American Primitive, 1981. Performance career with guitarist Bill Shute included 6 appearances with Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. Major venues include Philadelphia Folk Festival, Brooklyn Museum, Museum Natural History.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Incorporator John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 1966. Secretary Stanton Park Neighborhood Association, Washington, 1990. Board directors John and Clara Higgins Foundation, since 1999, Horizon International, 1980-2006.

    Member American Library Association, American Folklore Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Folk music performer, song writer.

    Connections

    • Married Henry Harrison Null IV, July 13, 1963 (divorced 1970). Children: John Higgins, Jacob Van Vechten.
    • father: Carter Chapin Higgins Doman
    • mother: Katharine Huntington (Bigelow) Doman
    • spouse: Henry Harrison Null IV
    • children: John Higgins Null
    • Jacob Van Vechten Null
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    Born December 1, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1983
      Sarah Lawrence College
    • 1985
      Yale University
    • 1989
      Yale University
    • 1987
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1995
      Catholic University America
    • 1966 - 1970
      Vice president, Abington Public Company
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1971 - 1981
      Chief Executive Officer, Green Linnet Records
      Danbury, Texas, United States
    • 1991 - 1998
      visiting lecturer, American Musical Life
    • 1996 - 1998
      library and conversion specialist, national digital library program Library of Congress
      Washington, United States
    • 1999 - 2004
      writer, on education issues Rural School and Community Trust
    • 2002
      research coordinator, congressional campaign Janine Selendy (Democratic) New York District 17
    • 2004
      research coordinator, congressional campaign Janine Selendy (Democratic) New York District 17
    • 2005
      research associate, for Journalist John Dickerson
    • 2006
      consultant, folk singer Peggy Seeger
    • 2007
      editorial associate, for executive coach Ira Cheleft
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