the schomburg center for research in black culture
In 1980, I attended the grand opening of the new building of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. It's come a long way since the Arthur Schomburg collection was purchased by the NY Public Library and housed upstairs of the original 135th Street Library, then called the Countee Cullen Brand in Harlem. Dorothy T. Lassiter (my mom) worked as a librarian at the 135th Street branch of the NY Public Library back in the late 1940's, after the War, when the collection was still upstairs.
My mom's photos of the staff members, ephemera from her time at the library and library events from several NY Public Library branches are a part of my Black Ephemera Collection