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Louisville Free Public Library collection
Collection : Louisville Free Public Library collection
Librarian Thomas Blue on the steps of the segregated Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in 1927. (Staff, Colored Department [Western Branch], 1927 Back Row - Left to Right, Cooper, McIntire, Blue, Pierce; Front Row - Left to Right, Price, Harris, McIntyre, Brooks, Crowell.) Blue developed the nation's first training program for African American librarians here.
Library Day at Louisville Cotton Mills, ca. 1925. Louisville Free Public Library established branches at factories and shops throughout the city.