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us: Baker, Augusta, 1911-1999

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    • us: Baker, Augusta Braxton, 1911-1998
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        (naf) United States
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        (naf) Queens (New York, N.Y.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Baltimore (Md.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Columbia (S.C.)
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        • Organization: (naf) New York Public Library
        • Organization: (naf) WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: (naf) Syracuse University
        • Organization: (naf) University of South Carolina
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        (lcsh) Library science
          (lcsh) Children's literature
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            (lcsh) Librarians
              (lcsh) Storytellers
                (lcsh) Illustrators
                  (lcsh) Bibliographers
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                • found: Her The talking tree, 1955.
                • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1911)
                • found: Queens Library website, Special Collections page, viewed August 21, 2014: Augusta Baker Reference Collection ("Augusta Braxton Baker, a one-time resident of Queens, was an African-American librarian, author, and storyteller, renowned for her contributions to children's literature and children's librarianship. Many of the titles in the Baker collection were donated personally by Augusta Baker.") {}
                • found: Britannica Online Encyclopedia, viewed August 21, 2014: Entry for Augusta Braxton Baker (born April 1, 1911, Baltimore, Md., U.S. - died Feb. 23, 1998, Columbia, S.C. American librarian and storyteller who worked long and prolifically in the field of children's literature. Her many accomplishments included the first extensive bibliography of children's books portraying positive African-American role models.) {}
                • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 9, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Baker, Augusta Braxton; Augusta Braxton; librarian, children's book illustrator, bibliographer, storyteller; born 01 April 1911 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States; BA in Education and Library Science, Albany State Teacher's College (1933); children's librarian at the Harlem branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL) (1937); worked for the NYPL in an administrative capacity, as a storytelling specialist and assistant coordinator of Children's Services; organized and established the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at the Count{acute}ee Cullen Regional Branch, was a coordinator of children's services for the entire NYPL system; helped establish the Children's Library Service for the Trinidad Public Library; was a consultant for the children's program Sesame Street (1971); began broadcasting a weekly series, The World of Children's Literature, for WNYC Radio; taught courses in storytelling and children's literature at Syracuse University); storyteller-in-residence at the University of South Carolina (1980); served on advisory boards at the University of South Carolina; died 23 February 1999 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States)
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