Jill Hobgood '83

Faculty Profiles

Jill Hobgood '83

Cushwa-Leighton Library


MLS, Indiana University
BA, Saint Mary’s College

Research Interests 

  • Campus life at women's colleges in the late 19th century
  • Juvenile literature of the late 19th and early 20th century
  • Cyanotype photography

Professional Experience 

  • Worked in art and rare book libraries for almost 10 years before coming to Saint Mary's College. 

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Presentation: "Betty Wales Businesswoman: Designer, Mascot, Innovator."
  • Presentation: "Just One College for Me: Early College Juveniles Based at Smith."
  • Presentation: "Betty Wales, Documentarian: The Real Life of College Fiction."
  • Presentation: "Old Sleuth's Daughter, or, the Literary Life of Rena Halsey."

Professional Memberships 

  • American Library Association
  • Popular Culture/American Culture Association