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 Brumb ... Read more
Albertson Public Library - In the beginning 1921-1931
ABOVE: Postcard of the Albertson Public Library at 165 East Central Avenue at the corner of Central and Rosalind. Offer Made and Agreement Signed On November 10, 1921, Captain Charles L. Albertson, a winter resident of Orlando and a retired Police Inspec ... Read more
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
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
Sorosis of Orlando
ABOVE: Sorosis Club at 108 Liberty Street in Orlando circa 1923. Sorosis of Orlando Sorosis of Orlando has a long history of service in Orlando: "In 1893, ten soft-spoken women of Orlando met at the home of Mrs. Robert Howe to organize a study club. Mrs. ... Read more
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 Orwi ... Read more
Clara Elizabeth Wendel - Library Director 1943-1970
Early Years Clara Mathilde Elizabeth Wendel was born on June 1, 1904 in Harvey, Cook County, Illinois. Her family moved from Chicago, Illinois to Gotha, Florida in or around 1916. Their home was a typical Florida home from that era, with wrap around porc ... Read more
Pilot Club of Orlando, Florida
Pilot Club International Pilot International was founded as a professional women's organization on October 18, 1921 in Macon, Georgia. "Organized and developed by a representative group of business and professional women in Macon, the name Pilot Club In ... Read more
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
Friends of the Library Association - Organized March 1949
In the beginning The 1973 history of the Friends of the Library (above) records the beginnings of the group. Due to the enthusiastic efforts of Zonta Club, the Friends of the Library of Orlando came into being in 1949. The Winter Park-Orlando Zonta Club s ... Read more
Bookmobiles, Traveling Branches and Library Stations
ABOVE: The Orlando Public Library Traveling Branch and County Bookmobile in front of the 1966 Orlando Public Library. A Bookmobile for the Library A proposal for the addition of a bookmobile was presented to the board of the Albertson Public Library by th ... Read more
Albertson Public Library
Captain Charles L. Albertson 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 to of ... Read more