Category Archives: Libraries

Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

In 2011 I wrote about a friend who was working on the first book length biography of Regina Anderson Andrews. I am pleased to announce Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Dr. Ethelene Whitmire has just been published by … Continue reading

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Emory Library Curator, Spouse Donate Rare African Americana

Randall Burkett and his wife Nancy have donated over 300 rare books and African American ephemera to Emory University. I once had a chance to see this magnificent collection when I visited the Burketts at their home in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Cheers … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stone Center Library Guide to the Web!

In the mid 1990s while working at a university, I compiled my first list of “African American Internet Resources.”  At my next job, I continued to add to the list.  By the early 2000s, a static web page was no … Continue reading

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A Little Library…A Little Poetry

In celebration of National Library Week, I want to kick it off with this poem by Nikki Giovanni.  After reading, consider sharing your first memory of libraries or librarians.  You can do so in comments.  Cheers! My First Memory (of … Continue reading

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Poetry and Libraries

Wow…I can’t believe it’s April and if it’s April, it’s National Poetry Month, plus the week of April 10th is National Library Week.  All month african.americana will celebrate both!

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Save America’s Treasures Grants will preserve African Americana

On February 1, 2011, 60 organizations and government agencies received a Save America’s Treasure grant to “…conserve our country’s cultural and historic treasures.”  In addition to Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Books Library, four other cultural organizations received funding … Continue reading

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Emory University Libraries to Preserve African American Scrapbooks

Emory’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Books Library has been awarded a Save America’s Treasures grant to preserve approximately 30 scrapbooks documenting the lives and works of artists, students, former slaves and others.  With funding for the next three years, the … Continue reading

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