Events
Albertson Library Staff Party - December 1963
Former staff at the Albertson Public Library were invited to a staff Christmas party on December 14, 1963. The date is significant because in September 1964, the Albertson library was demolished to make way for the new Orlando Public Library. Staff create ... Read more
Places
Albertson Public Library Blueprints
On February 21, 1922, the city of Orlando held a bond election for funds to build a public library and other municipal improvements. The vote was 155 against and 446 in favor! PLANS APPROVED - BIDS SOUGHT The May 13, 1922, Orlando Morning Sentinel annou ... Read more
Events
Pull for the library! - 1980 Campaign for Library Expansion
1980 Campaign for Library Expansion Pull for the Library! After expecting a library expansion millage referendum to be on the ballot "any time now" since 1976, the measure was finally put before voters in the Orange County, Florida, district served by t ... Read more
Events
Orlando Public Library Dedication 1966
Dedication of the Orlando Public Library - Sunday, August 7, 1966 The Orlando Public Library at Ten North Rosalind was dedicated on Sunday afternoon, August 7, 1966. Mayor Robert S. Carr cut the ribbon and presented the building to the people of Orlando. ... Read more
Organizations
Library Scrapbook - January 1945 to January 1949
Library Scrapbook - January 1945 to January 1949 A fragile scrapbook with treasures from January 1945 to January 1949 was recently found and scanned to preserve its contents. Newspaper clippings, flyers, brochures, and photographs paint a vivid picture o ... Read more
Organizations
Annual Reports - From Albertson Public Library to OCLS - 1923 to 1979
Above: Cover of the 1960-1961 Annual Report with an actual library card attached. Annual Reports The annual reports for the Albertson Public Library run the gamut from simple small reports produced in the 1930s during the financial crisis, to more elabo ... Read more
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Albertson Public Library - Books and Beyond
ABOVE:  "A Woman's War Record" donated by Captain Charles Albertson. When the Albertson Public Library opened to the public in November 1923, most of the books in the collection were gifts from individuals and organizations. A number of books were also ... Read more
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Albertson Public Library - Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis Correspondence, financial statements, newspaper clippings and annual reports indicate that the library encountered financial difficulties after the stock market crash in October 1929. In a letter dated June 5, 1929, Librarian Olive Br ... Read more
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Albertson Public Library - In the beginning 1921-1931
Offer Made and Agreement Signed On November 10, 1921, Captain Charles L. Albertson, a winter resident of Orlando and a retired Police Inspector from Waverly, New York, met with the Orlando City Commissioners and a committee from the Chamber of Commerce ... Read more
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Albertson Public Library - Furnishings 1923
The Library Bureau Library Bureau catalog pages, blue prints, orders, and correspondence provide an interesting look at the process of choosing the furnishings for the new library. Captain Albertson appears to have made the first contact with the Libr ... Read more
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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 ... Read more
Places
History of Orlando's African American Libraries
Plaque Commemorating the Booker T. Washington Library On December 30, 2001, the Orange County Library System and the Shiloh Baptist Church celebrated the history of the former Booker T. Washington Library with the placement of a commemorative bronze plaq ... Read more