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The Resource Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history, Janet Sims-Wood

Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history, Janet Sims-Wood

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Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history
Title
Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University
Title remainder
building a legacy of Black history
Statement of responsibility
Janet Sims-Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sims-Wood, Janet
Dewey number
  • 020.89/960730753
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z720.W37
LC item number
S56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wesley, Dorothy Porter
  • Howard University
  • Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
  • African American librarians
  • Librarians
  • Archivists
  • Book collectors
  • African Americans
  • Libraries
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Label
Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history, Janet Sims-Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn879583996
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781626196445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014034996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history, Janet Sims-Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn879583996
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781626196445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014034996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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