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artist , Medical librarian , poet

Mae E. Williams was American medical librarian, artist, poet. Achievements include first African-American medical librarian in New Jersey. Member of Lawrence Arts Council (executive committee 1988-1998), Ewing Art Group (vice president 1988-1989), League of Women Voters (Certified of Achievement in the Arts 1998), International Society Poets (Editors' Choice award 1994), Trenton Artists Workshop.

Background

Williams, Mae E. was born on January 8, 1917 in Media, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Percy Oliver and Mae Thresa (King) Batipps.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Cheyney University, 1940. Student in Library. Science, Rutgers University, 1968—1971. Student in Library. Science, College Physicians, Philadelphia, 1968—1971.

Student in oil painting, Mercer County Community College, 1984—1985. Student in ceramics, Jane Snead School Ceramic Art, Philadelphia, 1941. Student in oil painting, Princeton Art Association, 1982.

Career

Home economics teacher Lincoln School, Trenton, New Jersey, 1940. Personnel interviewer Sun Ship Dry Dock Company, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1941—1944. Subordinate home economic teacher Trenton (New Jersey) School Systems, 1947—1952.

Junior library assistant New Jersey State Hospital, Trenton, 1954—1966. Chief medical librarian Mercer Medical Center, 1967—1982. Retired, 1982.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first African-American medical librarian in New Jersey.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Sunday's Child, 1986 (first prize Senior Citizen Art Contest Mercer County, 1986), I Look Pretty, 1987 (first prize, 1987), I Dreamed of My Sewing Room, 1988 (second prize, 1988), Melodie Poses at the Gazebo, 1989 (honorable mention, 1989), Needlework My Favorite Pastime, 1991 (first prize, 1991), Once Upon a Time (first prize, 1992), Brass Tureen, Ladle and Rosewood Base, 1993 (first prize for state of New Jersey, 1993), Old Fashioned Lilacs, 1994 (first prize, 1994), Nana's Crocheted Cloth, 1995 (first prize, 1995), Striking Contrasts, 1996 (second prize, best of show, 1996), Tea, Roses, and Reflections, 1997 (second prize, best of show, 1997), Lazy Afternoon in the Swing, 1998 (first prize, 1998), Into the Gazing Globe, 1999 (first prize and honorable mention state of New Jersey, 1999).

Religion

The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.

Membership

Member of Lawrence Arts Council (executive committee 1988-1998), Ewing Art Group (vice president 1988-1989), League of Women Voters (Certified of Achievement in the Arts 1998), International Society Poets (Editors' Choice award 1994), Trenton Artists Workshop.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, ceramics, gardening, dress design, interior decoration.

Connections

Married Lloyd Lee Williams, September 27, 1947 (deceased April 10, 1976).

father:
Percy Oliver Batipps

mother:
Mae Thresa (King) Batipps

spouse:
Lloyd Lee Williams