Elizabeth J. Hodges (1908-1999)
Librarian and author Elizabeth Jamison Hodges was born in Atlanta, Ga., and attended schools in New York and in the Boston area before graduating from Radcliffe (A.B. 1931) and Simmons colleges (B.S. 1937). Hodges worked as a librarian at the Boston Public Library (1937-1941), Detroit Public Library (1941-1943), and at public libraries in Watertown, Leominster, Belmont, and Arlington, Mass. Following World War II, she served as Command Librarian for the Third Army in Germany, setting up libraries for American occupation troops. The author of four children's books, including The Three Princes of Serendip (1964), Hodges taught writing and was coordinator of creative writing for twenty years at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. This collection consists of diaries, which include references to Hodges’ career as a librarian, particularly during and after WWII. Other papers include correspondence with fellow librarians as well as her professional resume.