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State librarian

Grace Mabel Sherwood, American State librarian. recipient honorary citation, 1944, 48. Served in leave areas as writer, director soldier shows, England, France, World War I. Member American Library Association, National Association State Libraries (president 1952-1953), Rhode Island library association, Art Club.

Background

Sherwood, Grace Mabel was born on October 24, 1886 in Buxton, Maine, United States. Daughter of Benjamin Atherton and Elizabeth May (Murray) Sherwood.

Education

AB, Pembroke College, 1906. Doctor of Letters, Rhode Island College Education, 1938. Doctor of Humane Letters, Brown University, 1951.

Career

Director legis reference bureau, Rhode Island State Library, 1907-1937; state librarian, state record commissioner, State of Rhode Island, from 1937; director state library book pool for fighting services, State of Rhode Island, 1941. Writer digests of legislation, history, verse, law drafting for Rhode Island General Assembly.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Gifts, Navigators

    • musical plays.

Politics

It is in God’s power to prompt the hearts and minds of political authorities to His purposes and furnish wisdom and guidance in their decisions.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Served in leave areas as writer, director soldier shows, England, France, World War I. Member American Library Association, National Association State Libraries (president 1952-1953), Rhode Island library association, Art Club.

Connections

father:
Benjamin Atherton Sherwood

mother:
Elizabeth May (Murray) Sherwood