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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Henrietta Smith.

Author: Henrietta M Smith; Adrienne Jones; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Librarian Henrietta Mays Smith was born on May 2, 1922, in Harlem, New York. Earning her B.A. degree from Hunter College in 1943 and her B.S.L.S. degree from Columbia University in 1946, she became a children’s librarian and storyteller. In 1955, she moved to Florida, working in the media department of the Broward County Public School System. Returning to New York in the summers, she worked as a storyteller. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Henrietta M Smith; Henrietta M Smith
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henrietta M Smith; Adrienne Jones; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519546
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Adrienne Jones, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2007 August 13.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 26 min., 44 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Henrietta Smith
Henrietta Smith

Abstract:

Librarian Henrietta Mays Smith was born on May 2, 1922, in Harlem, New York. Earning her B.A. degree from Hunter College in 1943 and her B.S.L.S. degree from Columbia University in 1946, she became a children’s librarian and storyteller. In 1955, she moved to Florida, working in the media department of the Broward County Public School System. Returning to New York in the summers, she worked as a storyteller. In 1959, Smith received her M.S.L.S. degree from Columbia University and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Miami. After working for the Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education for ten years, she joined the faculty at the University of South Florida's School of Library. In 1985, she became their first African American faculty member. Retiring in 1993, she was active in many organizations, including the American Library Association and the Coretta Scott King Task Force. In 2008, the American Library Association honored Dr. Smith with their Distinguished Service Award.

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