People
Clara Elizabeth Wendel - Director
On February 1, 1943, Miss Clara Elizabeth Wendel, a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Michigan, formerly instructor of Library Science at Florida State University, succeeded Miss Olive Brumbaugh, becoming the second librar ... Read more
Organizations
Pilot Club of Orlando, Florida - 1948
The Pilot Club of Orlando donated ceiling projector machines to the Albertson Public Library to be used by sick or injured persons who could not sit up to read. The organization was featured in the August 1948 edition of the "Coronet" magazine for their g ... Read more
Organizations
Telephone Reference Service - Albertson Public Library
An article by George Butler published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel in December 1949 mentions telephone reference service provided by the Albertson Public Library.Mentioned in the article are Miss Floy Sadler, research librarian and Miss Clara E. Wendel ... Read more
Organizations
Friends of the Library Association - Organized March 1949
An undated newspaper clipping probably published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel or Evening Star, announced that Mrs. Ruth McCullough Maguire was elected president of the newly organized Friends of the Library Assn. sponsored by the Winter Park - Orlando ... Read more
Organizations
Albertson Public Library - Bookmobile
A proposal for the addition of a Bookmobile was presented to the board of the Albertson Public Library by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce in early 1949. The ladies of the Orlando Sorosis Club decided that a Bookmobile that would take books to people ... Read more
Places
Albertson Public Library
The Original BuildingOn February 21, 1922, the City held a bond election, and the vote was 446 for and 155 against a bond issue for certain municipal improvements, including a public library building. Mr. Murray S. King was instructed to prepare plans for ... Read more
People
Edwina Cooper
Edwina Cooper died in January 1965. Mentioned in the obit: First Methodist Church, Anna Curtis Progressive Sunday School Class, Altrusa Club of Orlando, Professional Womans Club of Orlando, Albertson Public Library, Mrs. Mary Crawford, Robert N. Crawfo ... Read more
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Captain Albertson Painting
Captain Charles L. Albertson, a retired police inspector of New York City, and a winter resident of Orlando, had for many years been collecting books at his home in Waverly, New York. In November 1920, Captain Albertson offered his collection to the city ... Read more
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History of the Orange County Library System
Before the Orlando Public Library came into existence, the Sorosis Club of Orlando maintained a circulating library for its members. This collection was initially on the second floor of the old Armory building on Court Street and was subsequently moved to ... Read more