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Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian$
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Ethelene Whitmire

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038501

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.001.0001

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Normal, Illinois; Chicago; Wilberforce; and Chicago Public Library

Normal, Illinois; Chicago; Wilberforce; and Chicago Public Library

(p.21) 2. Normal, Illinois; Chicago; Wilberforce; and Chicago Public Library
Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Ethelene Whitmire

University of Illinois Press

This chapter details Regina's years in Normal, Illinois; and then shifts to her return to Chicago and her college experiences at Wilberforce University. It was in Normal that she attended school with the future Illinois governor and presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson II. In terms of her experiences in Normal, Regina later credited an understanding librarian as a guiding influence in her early life and training which has brought success in her chosen field. Meanwhile, Regina's experiences at the Chicago Public Library were mostly negative. However, she later said she was influenced by Vivian G. Harsh—Chicago Public Library's head librarian. The current Vivian G. Harsh Collection of Afro-American History and Literature at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library is named after her.

Keywords:   Regina Andrews, Wilberforce University, Adlai Stevenson II, Chicago Public Library, Vivian G. Harsh, Afro-American h, Afro-American literature

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