Reminiscenes of Pura Belpré, 1976

 

Name
Belpré, Pura (Interviewee)
Lopez, Lillian (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscenes of Pura Belpré, 1976
Other Titles
Oral history interview wtih Pura Belpré, 1976; Oral history interview wtih Pura Belpré White, 1976
Abstract
Childhood in Puerto Rico, Brooklyn, New York; library assistant, 135th Street branch library, New York Public Library; 135th Street Library's role in Harlem Renaissance; New York Public Library System Library School, 1926; Seward Park branch, children's department librarian, role in book-buying, 1926-1929; 115th Street branch library, Spanish foreign assistant, adult department librarian, children' s librarian, 1929-1943; role of 115th Street branch in Spanish-American Renaissance; writing, publishing children's stories in English, Spanish; impact of Puerto Rican hertiage on writing; writing of Puerto Rican folklore, work on Spanish translations of works; Spanish Children's Specialist, Office of Children's Services for the Bronx and Manhattan, 1960; Coordinator of South Bronx Library Project, South Bronx Puppet Theater
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Women authors; Women librarians; Library administration; Hispanic Americans and libraries; Children's libraries; Children's literature; Puerto Rican women; Puerto Rican literature; African American arts; Belpré, Pura; New York Public Library
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1976
Note (Biographical)
Librarian, author
Note
Interviewed by Lillian Lopez
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
13056482
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/6cx7-gv91
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.