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Orlando buildings circa 1960 through the lens of Tim Orwick
This collection of black and white photographs is from the personal collection of Tim Orwick, Colonial High School graduate and yearbook photographer extraordinaire. Orlando Memory is grateful to Tim for sending us these photos to share. Many of Tim Or ... Read more
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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 librarian/dire ... Read more
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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
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Telephone Reference Service Then and Now
ABOVE: Monika Cooper at her computer in Questline 1990s. Telephone Reference Service - The Albertson Public Library An article by George Butler published in the Orlando Morning Sentinel in December 1949 mentions telephone reference service provided by l ... Read more
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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
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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
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Albertson Public Library
Captain Alberton finalized an agreement on November 10, 1921, to donate his personal library to the people of Orlando. The announcement was published on the front page of  the Evening Reporter Star the following day. The Original Building On Februa ... Read more
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Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson
The Autobiography of Captain Charles L. Albertson provides a glimpse into the life of retired Police Inspector Charles Albertson of New York City, who  has ties to Orlando and the history of the Orange County Library System. His short piece entitled "Ra ... Read more
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Edwina Cooper
Edwina Cooper died 22 January 1965. Obituary of Edwina Cooper was published in the Orlando Sentinel on 24 January 1965, p. 17A. Mentioned in the obit: First Methodist Church, Anna Curtis Progressive Sunday School Class, Altrusa Club of Orlando, Profess ... Read more
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Captain Albertson Painting
ABOVE: Painting of Captain Charles L. Albertson by Mark French. 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 N ... Read more
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Orlando Then & Now
The changing face of Orlando!!!! Orange Avenue then - looking south circa 1940.   Orlando buildings now.     Peruse the images from Orlando's past and present below. Click on the first image to begin the slide show. ... Read more
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History of the Orange County Library System
Sorosis Club of Orlando The beginnings of the current Orange County Library System can be traced to the circulating library collection of the Sorosis Club of Orlando. The collection was initially housed on the second floor of the old Armory building on C ... Read more