Description: Mrs. Rebecca A. Mitchell Hudson, librarian, is photographed in the board room at the Marshall Public Library in Marshall. Mrs. Hudson was born March 23, 1893 in Oakwood, Texas. Her father, Len Mitchell, worked for the railroad, so that the family moved often. Upon losing his health, Mitchell moved to Marshall to enter the Texas and Pacific Railroad Hospital. When the marriage of his daughter Rebecca ended, she moved with her two daughters to Marshall so that she could be near Mitchell. In 1933 she and her two daughters entered Bishop College together. She received the B.A. degree in 1937, and her eldest daughter graduated from Bishop the same year. The librarian at Bishop, Mrs. Mary Bledsoe Hyman, encouraged Rebecca Hudson to enter library school. Hudson received the Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver in 1942, returning to Marshall to work at the Bishop library. Eventually she became director of the library, retiring there in 1971. (By that time Bishop College was located in Dallas.) She also served as librarian of Bethesda Baptist Church and was a strong supporter of Marshall Public Library, which was established in 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library