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Librarian , association executive

Sally Hodgson Merritt was American librarian, association executive. Recipient Salute to Women Bridgeport Young Women’s Christian Association, 1980.

Background

Merritt, Sally Hodgson was born on December 11, 1906 in Gloversville, New York, United States. Daughter of Joseph Ernest and Katharine (Hurd) Hodgson.

Education

Bachelor, Vassar College, 1927. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1928.

Career

Branch children's library, New York Public Library., New York City, 1928-1932;lecturer children's library work, Columbia University, New York City, 1930-1933;lecturer children's literature and storytelling, Fannie A. Smith School, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1933-1935.

Membership

Board of directors Bridgeport Young Women’s Christian Association, 1944-1964, president. Member, Easton (Connecticut) Public Library., 1961-1980, chairman. National board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, New York City, 1960-1972.

Board directors Thirty Thirty Park, 1974-1986. Member American Association of University Women (president 1935), Delta Kappa Gamma.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, gardening, sailing, needlework.

Connections

Married Charles Hart Merritt, May 28, 1932. Children: Edwin Thomas, Katharine Merritt Brown.

father:
Joseph Ernest Hodgson

mother:
Katharine (Hurd) Hodgson

spouse:
Charles Hart Merritt

child:
Edwin Thomas Merritt

child:
Katharine Merritt Brown Merritt