Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history

Sims-Wood, Janet L., 1945-

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  • Creator Janet Sims-Wood ; foreword by Dr. Thomas C. Battle ; afterword by Mr. Howard Dodson
  • Format Books
  • Publication Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.
  • Physical Details
    • 143 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781626196445, 1626196443
  • OCLC ocn879583996

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"--
  • "A history of the life and career of Dorothy Porter Wesley and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University"--

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • 1. Dorothy Burnett Porter Wesley : The Early Years, 1905-25 -- 2. Howard University : The Early Years, 1867-1926 -- 3. Collecting and Organizing Africana Materials at Howard University -- 4. A Meeting Place for Researchers at Howard University -- 5. Documenting the Africana Experience -- 6. Librarian/Curator Emerita -- 7. The Dorothy Porter Wesley Collections -- Afterword / by Howard Dodson -- Appendix A: Awards and Accolades Received by Dorothy Porter Wesley -- Appendix B: A Selected Bibliography of Publications by Dorothy Porter Wesley
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