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Collection Data

Description
Collection depicts libraries and library services to African Americans, mainly in New York City, from the 1930s to the 1980s with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Views and activities of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture may be found in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Photograph Collection. Other library-related images may be found in the Regina Andrews Photograph Collection and the North Manhattan Project Photograph Collection. Included in the collection are images of librarians and patrons in adult reading rooms and children's rooms and views of book talks and exhibits. Exterior views show library buildings, a ground breaking ceremony, and a bookmobile (Washington D.C.). Interior views include the 115th Street and Harlem River Branches of The New York Public Library, the Bedford Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library as well as exterior and interior views of the Countee Cullen Branch of The New York Public Library.
Names
Bill Anderson (Photographer)
Oscar Mallory (Photographer)
Lloyd Yearwood (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1930 - 1989 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Libraries
Topics
Libraries -- New York (N.Y.)
New York Public Library
African Americans and libraries
Genres
Photographs
Physical Description
Extent: 45 items (.2 cubic ft., 1 box) 23 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 22 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 18 x 16 cm. and smaller.
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16315057
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 703eb1b0-7c62-0134-23f7-00505686a51c
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