Auburn Branch Library records
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Auburn Branch Library records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Atlanta Public Library. Auburn Branch.
Title: Auburn Branch Library records
Dates: 1940-1957
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract:The collection consists of public relations flyers and programs, bibliographies, a history of the Auburn Avenue branch, and articles about early library service to African Americans in Atlanta. It documents the activities of the Auburn and West Hunter branches of the Atlanta Public library from 1950-1957, library service to African Americans during that period, and the social and educational activities of the Auburn Avenue community.
Identification: aarl89-008

Biographical/Historical Note

The Auburn Branch of the Atlanta Public Library system was the first branch for Blacks in Atlanta.

Scope and Content Note

This material was discovered in an old Vertical File in The Special Collections Department and consists of public relations flyers and programs; book lists; a history of the branch; and articles about early library service to Blacks in Atlanta. It also contains some early material on the West Hunter Branch

Index Terms

African Americans and libraries--Georgia--Atlanta.
Atlanta Public Library. Auburn Branch.
Atlanta Public Library. West Hunter Branch.
Circulars (fliers).
Clippings (information artifacts)
Programs (documents)
Public services (Libraries)--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Auburn Branch Library records, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Container List




11Carnegie Library, Auburn Branch, Story Hour Record Conducted By Helen Lawrence, NYA Worker From Clark College, No Date View online.
2Announcement, In Friendship Baptist Church Bulletin "Visit Your Library Week", No Date View online.
3Application; John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest, No Date View online.
4Program: West Hunter Branch, Atlanta Public Library, Negro History Week., February 10-16, 1957 View online.
5Program: "Our American Heritage," The American Heritage Discussion Group. West Hunter Branch, Atlanta Public Library, January 20, 1953 View online.
6Discussion View online.
Invitation West Hunter Branch Library, January 9,——
Clipping "Opportunity For Learning Offered At Heritage Panel" Atlanta World, March 4, 1954
Clipping Picture Of Carl Holman and Friends Of The Library; Atlanta Daily World, October 12,1954.
7Art & Literature View online.
Invitation: Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit, February 26,——
Clipping: Round Table Discussion On Art. Atlanta Daily World, March 8, 1950
8Invitation: Book Autographing Party-Honoring Ralph McGill, West Hunter Branch Library, Atlanta Public Library, May 2, 1954 View online.
9Program: 27th Negro History Week; Theme: "Great Teachers, February 10-16,[1952] View online.
10Branch Circular: We're Way Behind In Our Reading, Lets Catch Up., No Date View online.
11Branch Circular: Book Review; "The Street" By Ann Petry, No Date View online.
12Friends of the Library Meeting, November 20, 1951, December 4, 1951 View online.