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    By adawson on

    H. Leslie Adams, Jr. (b. December 30, 1932) is an important African American composer, teacher and conductor.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Harrison L. Adams, Sr. and Jessie Adams, Leslie received his early musical training in Cleveland from Dorothy Smith and Mina Eichenbaum.  Adams attended Oberlin College (1951-55) to pursue a degree in Music Education.  There he studied composition under Herbert Elwell and Joseph Wood.  After completing his degree, Adams traveled to New York City to work as a composer, teacher and accompanist (1957-63).


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    By Michael Dalby on

    The Cleveland Public Library Literature Department Correspondence and Reference Forms, which spans from 1951 to 2006, includes reference questions, correspondence relating to departmental acquisitions, and more.  While this collection may be small, it reveals a great deal of information about the Literature Department, the Cleveland Public Library, and social trends.  


    From these Literature Department letters it is clear that the librarians, such as Marie Corrigan, Lucille Troph, Jay Beswick, and Evelyn Ward, were clearly dedicated to their profession and to the mission of serving patrons’ needs.  They addressed letters and questions in a friendly, professional,...

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