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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Pura Belpr'e White
RLIN number: NXCP93-A
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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 heritage 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.
Extent: Transcript: 85 leaves, Tape: 3 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from Pura Belpr'e White. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: White, Pura Belpr'e, 1902-
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Author; Librarian
Age at speaking: 74
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Lopez, Lillian
Organizations discussed: New York Public Library, New York, NY
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American arts; Children's libraries; Children's literature; New York Public Library, New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States; Women authors; Women librarians
Topics discussed - Other terms: Library administration; Public libraries--Services to Spanish Americans; Puerto Rican literature; Pueto Rican women; White, Pura Belpr'e, 1902-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021310-16749