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UCLA Library Collections Reveal Legacy of California’s First Black Librarian – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 4/18/22

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Citing a post in the UCLA Newsroom, infoDOCKET draws attention to the research of Claudia Horning, currently the UCLA Library’s director of metadata services. In her research, Ms. Horning examines the career and influence of “Miriam Matthews, who in 1927 became the first certified Black librarian in California and went to work for the Los Angeles Public Library. For the next seven-plus decades until her death in 2003, Matthews made a profound impact on both her vocation and the city she called home. She archived Black life in Los Angeles, promoted intellectual freedom while opposing censorship and was a devoted patron of the arts...”


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