Roll, Jordan, Roll

Text by Julia Peterkin; photographic studies by Doris Ulmann New York: 1933 Special Edition. The photographs of Roll, Jordan, Roll were created by Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) in collaboration with novelist Julia Peterkin, a project that began in 1929.  They wished to document the lives of former slaves of South Carolina and their descendants. Ulmann studied with Lewis Hine (1874-1940), a …

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The Euclid Beach Park Corporation Papers, 1905-1969

The Cleveland Public Library’s Special Collections department has a collection of papers related to Euclid Beach Park and the Humphrey family. The amusement park first opened in 1894, but initially failed. The Humphrey family, who had a popcorn stand in the park, took over the management in 1901. The park became very popular, but eventually closed in 1969 due to …

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING January 17, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA     Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 12/15/16; Board Work Session and Joint Finance & Human Resources Committee Meeting of 12/13/16. COMMUNICATIONS  MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to …

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2017 Organizational Meeting

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING January 17, 2017 AGENDA     A.  Election of Officers B.  Election of Fiscal Officer and Appointment of Deputy Fiscal Officer (EXHIBIT 1) C.  Renewal of Surety Bonds on Fiscal Officers (EXHIBIT 2) ADJOURN

Hidden Figures

More than half a century ago, three brilliant African American women crossed all gender and race barriers to launch John Glenn and the United States into space.  Their untold story is now being told in the feature film Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. Join NASA and the Cleveland Public Library in celebrating the stellar …

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  Many of us may have tried stenciling as a way of decorating our home. This technique has been in use for centuries going back to cave paintings in prehistoric Europe and in images found in China along the Asian silk route.  In Paris, during the early part of the 20th century, stenciling (known as pochoir in French)  was used …

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