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Albertson Public Library – Monthly Reports 1923-1931

Above: Photograph of the 1923 Albertson Public Library.

Monthly Reports November 1923 – December 1931

The Albertson Public Library staff first welcomed Orange County residents to their new library on November 8, 1923.

Beginning that month, a monthly report was completed providing key information about library users and library materials. Olive Brumbaugh, head librarian from 1923-1943, most likely requested reports from various departments and directed the preparation of the monthly report.

The data is presented on a Library Bureau form with some additions and attachments. Generally, the reports provide:

  1. Circulation information (number of times books are checked out).
  2. Registrations for new library cards listed by city and county residents and by adult and juvenile. An entry called “Depositors” is added to early reports and is part of the form under Registrations on later reports. It appears to track the number of winter residents or visitors who are permitted to check out materials after paying a deposit of $2.00, according to the Library Rules (1923 Library booklet, p. 9).
  3. Book Account section includes the total number of books purchased or received as gifts, the number of books withdrawn, the total number of periodicals and newspapers, and the number of pamphlets and clippings added.
  4. Small pieces of paper or old card catalog cards are sometimes attached with the bank account balance and reports from the Catalog or School Departments.
Financial Report included with the August 1926 Monthly Report

For a list of items included with each monthly report, use the index. You can also view all the reports in chronological order under DOCUMENTS below.

November 1923 – First Monthly Report

Booker T. Washington Branch Library and Librarian Eddie Natalie Byrd Thomas

The Booker T. Washington Branch Library opened on June 11, 1924 to serve the African American community in Orlando. It was located in the former rectory of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 107 South Terry Street. The library rented the building from the Episcopal Bishop of South Florida Cameron Mann.

Beginning in June 1924, attached to the Albertson Library monthly reports, are beautifully handwritten reports by the library’s first African American librarian, Eddie T. Jackson.  Her reports create a wonderful history of the branch and her efforts to share the joy of reading with the community.

March 1927 Booker T. Washington Monthly Report

Librarian Eddie T. Cromartie’s report for March 1927:
“The Booker T. Washington Branch Library is doing exceptionally well. Our enrollment has reached nine hundred seventy. There seems to be a growing interest among the adults as well as the children. Amount of over due fines .82 cents. Number of loans for month 2011. I am in need of some things: a duster, writing paper, one bulb, and some ink.”

These are the transcribed Booker T. Washington Branch Library reports by year. The originals are included with the monthly reports under DOCUMENTS below.

1924      1925      1926     1927     1928     1929     1930     1931

School Branch Libraries

In addition to the main library on Central and the Booker T. Washington Branch on South Terry, books were supplied to elementary, middle and high schools in Orlando and Orange County. Circulation statistics for individual class room libraries and schools are included with some monthly reports.

The above list of school branches is from April 1928 Monthly Report. “Mem hi” is Memorial Junior High School on Rosalind and “Senior Hi” is Orlando Senior High School on Robinson Street.

Some Monthly Reports also include school branch circulation comparisons for the year. The School Department report from December 1925- May 1926  tracks the circulation at Cathedral, Concord, Delaney, Hillcrest, Marks, West Central, Windemere, Conway, Barton Lake, the Junior High and the Senior High schools monthly from December to May.

According to the October 1927-April 1928 Class Room Libraries Report, there were 83 class room libraries in city elementary schools. In addition, there were branches in eight county schools: Lockhart, Taft, Ocoee, Pine Castle, Orlo Vista, Tangerine, Gotha, and Vineland.

To find additional school and class room library statistics, use the index of the monthly reports or peruse the reports under DOCUMENTS.

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November 1923 Monthly Report

November 1923 Monthly Report of the Albertson Public Library.

March 1927 Booker T. Washington Monthly Report

March 1927 Booker T. Washington Monthly Report

April 1928 School Library Circulation

Books circulated (checked out) at the school libraries supplied books by the Albertson Public Library.

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1923 Booklet

Appears to be a booklet for the opening of the library and includes the names of the library commission members, rules of the library, holdings, etc.


Monthly Report Index

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October 1927 - April 1928 School Branch Circulation Statistics

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January 1928 - November 1928 Comparative Statement

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January-August 1929 Receipts and Expenditures

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Episcopal Bishop of South Florida Cameron Mann

Correspondence with Bishop Cameron Mann regarding reduction in rent for the Book T. Washington Branch Library building - the former rectory of the St. John's Episcopal Church at 107 South Terry Street.


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