The Resource Getting by at the Benjamin Mays black branch : library access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971, by Jamie I. Cutter

Getting by at the Benjamin Mays black branch : library access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971, by Jamie I. Cutter

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Getting by at the Benjamin Mays black branch : library access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971
Title
Getting by at the Benjamin Mays black branch
Title remainder
library access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971
Statement of responsibility
by Jamie I. Cutter
Title variation
Library access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This thesis examines a chapter of South Carolina history that has been neglected in the historical record, namely segregated libraries of the twentieth century. Previous works have covered the history of black libraries in the entire South, but details of South Carolina's segregated libraries are incomplete. This study looks first at the broader context of segregated libraries in the American South and then reviews the history of African American libraries in South Carolina. Finally, this study provides a case study of the Benjamin Mays Library, a segregated, African American library in Greenwood, South Carolina. The case study uses primary source documents and oral history interviews to establish the library's background and history, with a focus on progress toward integration. The record of this library and the broader background on South Carolina's black libraries will illustrate that there was no one single catalyst for black library establishment in South Carolina. Rather several agents developed and maintained segregated libraries throughout the state until desegregation in the 1960s and 1970s."--Leaf [iv]
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Cutter, Jamie I
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.L.I.S.)--San José State University, 2011.
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  • Benjamin Mays Library (Greenwood, S.C.)
  • Greenwood County Public Library (Greenwood County, S.C.)
  • African Americans and libraries
  • Libraries
  • Public libraries
  • African Americans and libraries
  • African Americans
Label
Getting by at the Benjamin Mays black branch : library access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971, by Jamie I. Cutter
Link
http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/etd_theses/4087/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- The evolution of professional discourse on library segregation: 1913-2010 -- Library services to African Americans in the South: 1870-1970 -- History of library services in South Carolina and the racial divide: 1700-1970 -- Let us read: Benjamin Mays Library history, 1940-1971 -- Conclusion and suggestions for further research -- Appendix A. African American library history chronology -- Appendix B. Timeline of the Benjamin Mays Library
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vi, 132 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
Label
Getting by at the Benjamin Mays black branch : library access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971, by Jamie I. Cutter
Link
http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/etd_theses/4087/
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- The evolution of professional discourse on library segregation: 1913-2010 -- Library services to African Americans in the South: 1870-1970 -- History of library services in South Carolina and the racial divide: 1700-1970 -- Let us read: Benjamin Mays Library history, 1940-1971 -- Conclusion and suggestions for further research -- Appendix A. African American library history chronology -- Appendix B. Timeline of the Benjamin Mays Library
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vi, 132 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Reproduction note
Photocopy.

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