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Schomburg : the man who built a library.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 52 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Ron Butler.
Summary, etc.:
Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and to bring to light the achievements of people of African descent throughout the ages. When Schomburg's collection became so big that it began to overflow his house (and his wife threatened to mutiny), he turned to the New York Public Library, where he created and curated a collection that was the cornerstone of a new Negro Division. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world.
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Not rated.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture > History > Juvenile films.
Book collectors > United States > Biography > Juvenile films.
Historians > United States > Biography > Juvenile films.
Librarians > United States > Biography > Juvenile films.
African Americans > Bibliography > Methodology > Juvenile films.
African Americans > Historiography > Juvenile films.
Libraries > Special collections > African Americans > Juvenile films.

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