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Elisabeth Higgins Null Edit Profile

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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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Membership

Incorporator John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 1966. Secretary Stanton Park Neighborhood Association, Washington, 1990. Member American Library Association, American Folklore Society, Society for History of Early American Republican, Folklore Society Greater Washington (board directors, program director, festival committee).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: folk music performer, song writer.

Connections

Daughter of Carter Chapin Higgins and Katharine Huntington (Bigelow) Doman. M.Henry Harrison Null IV, July 13, 1963 (divorced 1970). Children: John Higgins, Jacob Van Uechten.

father:
Carter Chapin Higgins Doman

mother:
Katharine Huntington (Bigelow) Doman

spouse:
Henry Harrison Null IV

children:
John Higgins Null

Jacob Van Vechten Null