c. 1913 -2007
Received her graduate degree of Library Science in 1936, starting in Orangeburg South Carolina. Bachlor’s from Claflin College. Library Science Degree from Hampton Institute.
One of the early African Americans to work professionally at the Newark Public library after Theresa Moore. Hired by Newark in 1938, according to Who’s Who. By 1945, a Senior Children’s and Education Librarian, likely the first African American in this position at Newark Public.
By 1953, she was Children’s Librarian at the Rosevile Branch. She retired from Newark Library in 1983 after 45 years of service.
Born in South Carolina, lived in Bayonne by 1928, where she was part of the Girl Scouts, and Newark by 1940. Graduated Bayonne High School in 1930.
Wife of Hughes Allison, playwright.
Hughes Allison Papers (many not digitized)
“Girl Scout Troop Doings in Bayonne” Jersey Jorunal Nov 5, 1928
“High School to Graduate 287 Tonight” Jersey Journal June 25, 1930
“Institute Board Lists Seniors For Honor Rank” Daily Press Feb 28, 1936
Library Journal, Jan 1, 2008
NPL News, 1945