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librarian , writer

Virginia Halton Lord Bostick, American writer, librarian. Certified professional librarian, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico. Scholar Tufts University, 1933, 34, Rutgers State University, 1968; National Endowment for the Arts grantee, 1978. Active New Jersey History Society, Corrales (New Mexico) History Society (certified appreciation 1982). Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Bostick, Virginia Halton Lord was born on July 15, 1912 in West Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of John Bertram and Mildred Mabel (Godden) Lord.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1933. Master of Arts in English, Tufts University, 1934. Master of Library Science, Rutgers State University, 1968.

Career

Editor-in-chief climatology division, Weather Directorate, Army Air Forces, Washington, 1942-1943;scriptwriter, editor radiation laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1943-1946;head library reference department, Public Library. of Morristown (New Jersey) and Township Free Public Library., 1968-1970;head library acquisitions department, Morris County Library., Morristown, 1971-1975;library, archivist New Jersey Room, Morris County Library., Morristown, 1975-1979;library, United States Geological Survey Library., Albuquerque, 1981-1984;freelance writer, since 1942. Director various drama groups, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, 1945-1947.

Achievements

  • Certified professional librarian, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) History of the Public Monuments of Morristown, New Jersey, 1978, History of the Public Monuments and Sculpture of Morris County, New Jersey, 1978, (book for museum) Jim White's Addiction, 1982 (also director), (movie script) Autobiography, 1939 (Allied Artists award 1948). Contributor articles to technical journals, also scripts and films on radar systems to Joint Chiefs of Staff, style manuals for Weather Directorate, Army Air Forces and Technology Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Membership

Active New Jersey History Society, Corrales (New Mexico) History Society (certified appreciation 1982). Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: world traveling, history, music, nature hikes, sculpture.

Connections

Married Winston Harper Bostick, June 16, 1942. Children: Joel Lord, Verity Jo Reed, Kent Anthony.

father:
John Bertram Lord

mother:
Mildred Mabel (Godden) Lord

spouse:
Winston Harper Bostick

child:
Joel Lord Bostick

child:
Verity Jo Reed Bostick

child:
Kent Anthony Bostick