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Author Sims-Wood, Janet L., 1945- author.

Title Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University [electronic resource] : Building a Legacy of Black History / Janet Sims-Wood ; foreword by Dr, Thomas C. Battle ; afterword by Howard Dodson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2014]


Description 1 online resource (144 pages)
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Summary "When Dorothy Burnett joined the library staff at Howard University in 1928, she was given a mandate to administer a library of Negro life and history. The school purchased the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection in 1946, along with other collections, and Burnett, who would later become Dorothy Porter Wesley, helped create a world-class archive known as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and cemented her place as an immensely important figure in the preservation of African American history. Wesley's zeal for unearthing materials related to African American history earned her the name of "Shopping Bag Lady." Join author, historian and former Howard University librarian Janet Sims-Wood as she charts the award-winning and distinguished career of an iconic archivist."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Wesley, Dorothy Porter, 1905-1995.
African American librarians -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Librarians -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Archivists -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Book collectors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Howard University -- Biography.
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center -- History.
African Americans -- History -- Research.
Libraries -- Washington (D.C.) -- Special collections -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781625851796 (epub)
9781626196445 (print)
Standard No. 9781625851796

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