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Hannah Johnson Howell

librarian

Hannah Johnson Howell, American librarian.

Background

Howell, Hannah Johnson was born on June 22, 1905 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Irving Culver and Mary Hortense (Burnside) Johnson.

Education

Student, Penn College, Oskaloosa, 1925. Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1927. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Columbia University, 1928.

Student, New York University Institute Fine Arts. Student, also lectures New York History Society, 1941.

Career

Reviser summer library school University Iowa, 1928. Research assistant Frick Art Reference Library, New York City, 1928-1934, head reference department, 1935-1947, assistant librarian, 1942-1947, chief librarian, 1947-1970, consultant librarian, 1970-1988.

Membership

Member honorary committee national capital sesquicentennial commission exhibition, American Processional, Corcoran Gallery Art, 1950. Patroness benefit exhibition paintings for Smith College Collection, Knoedler Galleries, New York City, 1953. Member University Chicago Alumnae Association (president New York chapter 1932-1937), Columbia University Club (chairman ladies committee 1942-1944), Cosmopolitan Club (member library committee 1946-1949).

Connections

Married Henry Wilson Howell Junior, June 5, 1947 (deceased).

father:
Irving Culver Johnson

mother:
Mary Hortense (Burnside) Johnson

spouse:
Henry Wilson Howell Junior