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Helen Catherine Newman, American law librarian. Recipient alumni achievement award George Washington University, 1947; citation American Association Law Libraries, 1959.


Newman, Helen Catherine was born on May 23, 1904 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Robert Henry and Helen (Armstrong) Newman.


Bachelor of Laws with distinction, George Washington University, 1925, Master of Laws, 1927.


Assistant law librarian George Washington University, 1923-1925, secretary law school, 1925-1932, law librarian, 1927-1942, trustee, 1950-1959. Editor Law Library Journal, 1934-1942. Associate librarian Supreme Court United States, 1942-1947, librarian since 1947.


  • Other Work

    • Author: A Law Librarian Talks Shop with the Lawyer-Veterans, 1946. Contributor articles professional publications.


Member American Association Law Libraries (executive secretary, treasurer 1934-1945, president 1949-1950), Law Librarians’ Society Washington (president 1943-1944), Bar Supreme Court United States, American Law Institute, American, Federal bar associations, American Judicature Society, National Association Women Lawyers, Order of Coif, Delta Sigma Rho, Kappa Beta Pi, Chi Omega. Club: Soroptimist (Washington).


Robert Henry Newman

Helen (Armstrong) Newman