Make yourself a cup of tea and join Chicago Public Library archivist Beverly Cook for an overview of the women of George Cleveland Hall Branch.
Hall Branch opened in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood in 1932. The library quickly became a center for researchers interested in African American history and a meeting place for artists and writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Beverly Cook will share archival photographs and manuscripts from the Hall Branch Archives to showcase the stories of the librarians and patrons of Hall Branch; including Vivian Harsh (branch manager), Charlemae Hill Rollins (children's librarian), and Gwendolyn Brooks (patron).
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(Vivian Harsh, pictured standing, at the Hall Branch 10th Anniversary Tea, 1942. Source: Hall Branch Archives, box 11, photo 101.)