Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Agenda and Minutes of Richmond Public Library Board Meeting

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Agenda and Minutes of Richmond Public Library Board Meeting

Description

The Richmond Public Library submitted this report to the Library Board on the state of the library. Regarding staff, only a third of the librarians graduated from library schools, the average age was 48, and despite isolation, the staff were not completely opposed to change. The book collection was adequate, however, it could use improvement with the fine arts, business, and audio-visual materials. The building was one of the best, however, it was not handicap accessible. Because of the age of the building, the interior could've used some updates. There was the Rosa D. Bowser Branch that served the black community but if the city ever integrated, there would be no need for the branch any longer. Black children were not allowed in the children's section of the main branch building.

Source

Agenda and Minutes of Richmond Public Library Board Meeting, 20 November 1955, RG 6.2.4.3. Box 3 Folder 10, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1955-11-20

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.3.3.10.-19551120.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

“Agenda and Minutes of Richmond Public Library Board Meeting,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1877.