History of the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library, by Susan Singer

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Title

History of the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library, by Susan Singer

Subject

The history of the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library.

Description

These are librarian Susan Singer's notes for a talk she gave to the Park West Neighborhood History Group, later renamed Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group. Though Ms. Singer has first-hand knowledge of the branch's history, having worked there for many years, she chose to focus on her research of the early precursors of the NYPL system, as well as the early history of the Bloomingdale branch, particularly as reflected in the annual reports of Ms. Emily McCormick, up to the year 1961, when the branch moved into its current building, after which Ms. McCormick retired. Ms Singer's notes are fascinating, detailed, beautifully written, and will be of wider interest because much of the history of the area is reflected in the library's history.

Creator

Susan Singer

Publisher

None, unpublished.

Date

Written in about 2006

Contributor

Emily McCormick, head librarian of the Bloomingdale branch of the New York Public Library for 20 years, from 1941-1961.

Rights

All rights belong to Susan Singer.

Format

Unbound, xeroxed, 8.5 X 11 sheets, 14 pages

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

West 100th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue. 1854-1961

Files

BloomingdaleBranchLibraryHistorybySusanSinger.pdf

Citation

Susan Singer, “History of the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library, by Susan Singer,” Digital Collections of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group, accessed September 20, 2021, https://bnhgdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/5.