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Mollie Huston Lee Collection

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Creator:Lee, Mollie Huston
Title:Mollie Huston Lee Collection

Selections from the Mollie Huston Lee Collection. Lee was the first African America librarian in Wake County, North Carolina and founder of Raleigh's Richard B. Harrison Library. Lee started and maintained a collection chronicling the African American experience both locally and nationally. The collection has grown to over 5,000 volumes, composed of both adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, serials, pamphlets, and vertical file materials. The vertical file collection has a special focus on documenting the lives of African Americans in Raleigh communities. The online collection consists of biographical information about Lee and African American actor Richard B. Harrison, for whom the library is named. The selections include flyers and clippings related to the 1960 boycotts and sit-ins in Raleigh as well as documents about the library's history.

Types:Photographs | Clippings (information artifacts) | Fliers (printed matter)
Subjects:Lee, Mollie Huston | Harrison, Richard B. | African American librarians--North Carolina--Wake County | Richard B. Harrison Library (Raleigh, N.C.)--History | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Raleigh | Boycotts--North Carolina--Raleigh | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Raleigh | African Americans and libraries--North Carolina--Raleigh--History--20th century | African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina--Raleigh--History--20th century | United States, North Carolina, Wake County, Raleigh, 35.772096, -78.6386145
Institution:Richard B. Harrison Library (Raleigh, N.C.)
Contributors:Richard B. Harrison Library (Raleigh, N.C.)
Persistent Link to Item:http://web.co.wake.nc.us/lee/default.htm