Select language, opens an overlay
Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University

Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University

Building A Legacy of Black History

Book - 2014
Rate this:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"A history of the life and career of Dorothy Porter Wesley and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781626196445
Call Number: B Wesley, Dorothy SIM
Characteristics: 143 pages ; 24 cm
Bib Control Number: 1066490


From Library Staff

This book highlights the career of Dorthy Burnett, a pioneer in library and information science at Howard University in 1928, and how she established a library later called Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at IndyPL

To Top