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Mary Dengler Hudgins, American writer.


Hudgins, Mary Dengler was born on November 24, 1901 in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Jackson Wharton and Ida Hudgins (Dengler).


Bachelor, University Arkansas, 1924. Student, University Wisconsin, 1941. Student, University Chicago, 1940.

Student, Emory University, 1952. Student, Rice School Spoken Word, 1925.


Teacher Waldo (Arkansas) High School, 1924—1925. Free-lance writer, 1925—1939, since 1960. Librarian Hot Springs Public Library, 1939—1943.

Medical and general librarian Army & Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, 1943—1959. With Articles Public Encyclopedias, History, Literature, Professional & Popular Publications, Radio, television. Director, Hot Springs Writer's Workshop, 1960—1961.

Representative Fine Arts Council, Hot Springs, since 1960.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Numerous Magazine Articles field Arkansas. Composer (lyricists, Collector): Donor Colleges & University Arkansiana Fields. Donor endowments Arkansas composers and history researcher University Arkansas.


Member of American Association of University Women (president Hot Springs branch 1927, Arkansas 1st vice president 1929-1930, Arkansas fellowship chairman 1957-1961, representative Fine Arts Council 1961-1962), American Library Association, Fine Arts Center (director, incorporator 1961), Medical Library Association, Arkansas Folklore Association (1st vice president 1958-1959), Southwest Library Association (Arkansas reporter 1955), Medical Library Association, Arkansas Library Association (secretary special libraries division 1959-1960), Garland County History Society (program chairman 1960, 1961, president 1962-1963), Daughters of the American Revolution, Arkansas Genealogical Society (director 1965-1973), Hot Springs. Member Arkansas History Association 1964-1971, (vice president 1971-1980), Historian Young Women’s Christian Association, Current Book (president Hot Springs 1952, 1964, 1968, 1974), Sabina (president 1935), Altrusa International 1980-1981.


Jackson Wharton .

Ida Hudgins (Dengler).