Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Notes for Discussion of a Library Bookmobile

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Notes for Discussion of a Library Bookmobile

Description

Librarian C.L. Wallis wrote this report to convey some areas of improvement for the Richmond Public Library system. He began by giving a brief history of the library in America and then shared how Richmond was behind the average per capita income. Wallis was unaware of any other city with Richmond's size that only had two library branches and didn't have a bookmobile. Therefore, he asked for "four good branches and two bookmobiles." These bookmobiles could travel in the community, reach more people, and the cost would be comparatively less than a building. Wallis clarified that these vehicles should not be seen as replacements for actual library buildings. There would be two stations for the East End; one of which served black people and was used fairly well. The writer believed that an irreplaceable tenet of the public library was that "every man has the right to find out, to read, study, learn and understand for himself."

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Notes for Discussion of a Library Bookmobile, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 3 Folder 10, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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undated

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English

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UA6.2.4.3.3.10..pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Wallis, C.L., “Notes for Discussion of a Library Bookmobile,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1876.