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Hewitt, Vivian D. (1920-) | Collaborative Archive from the African Diaspora

Name: Hewitt, Vivian D. (1920-)
Fuller Form: Hewitt, Vivian Ann Davidson

Historical Note:

Vivian Ann Hewitt, nee Davidson was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She attended Geneva College and received her B.S. in Library Science from Carnegie–Mellon and received an honorary degree from Geneva College in 1978.  Vivian Davidson married her husband John H. Hewitt on December 26, 1949. Their only child, John Hamilton Hewitt III was born in 1952.

Mrs. Hewitt had a prestigious career as a librarian, researcher, and instructor. She was Pittsburgh’s first African-American librarian. She worked for Atlanta University School of Library and Information Science and the University of Texas at Austin. She was a researcher at Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. and also worked for prominent international organizations such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Council for Foreign Relations.  Throughout her life Mrs. Hewitt also received many awards for her contributions to the library world and the African-American community

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