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Augusta Baker

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1911–1998), African American children's librarian and storyteller at Harlem's 135th Street Branch (1937–1953). A native of Baltimore, Baker earned her bachelor's degree in Library Science...

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Baker, Augusta

Roanne Edwards.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 554 words.

In her 1970 article “My Years as a Children's Librarian,” Augusta Baker summed up what she had learned in her

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Baker, Augusta

Roanne Edwards.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 554 words.

In her 1970 article “My Years as a Children's Librarian,” Augusta Baker summed up what she had learned in her long career: “Library work with children has had a great past and has a...

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Baker, Augusta Braxton

DaMaris B. Hill.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1153 words.

storyteller, librarian, and author, was born Augusta Braxton in Baltimore, Maryland, the only child of two educators, Winford J. and Mabel Braxton. Her father later became a wood...

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Augusta Baker

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1911–1998), African American children's librarian and storyteller at Harlem's 135th Street Branch (1937–1953). A native of Baltimore, Baker earned her bachelor's degree in Library Science...

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Baker, Augusta

Michelle H. Martin.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 283 words.

(1911–1998), African American children's librarian and storyteller at Harlem's 135th Street Branch (1937–1953). A native of

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Withers [née Baker], Augusta Joanna Elizabeth Innes (bap. 1793, d. 1876), botanical artist

M. C. Curthoys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Botany. 597 words.

Withers [née Baker], Augusta Joanna Elizabeth Innes (bap. 1793, d. 1876), botanical artist, was born at Dowdeswell, Gloucestershire, where she was baptized on 12 July 1793, the daughter of...

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Baker, Augusta Braxton

DaMaris B. Hill.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1153 words.

storyteller, librarian, and author, was born Augusta Braxton in Baltimore, Maryland, the only child of two educators, Winford J. and

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Withers, Augusta Hanna Elizabeth Innes (1792)

Edited by Stephen Bury.

in Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography. 509 words.

The daughter of a minister, Augusta Baker married Theodore Withers, 20 years her senior, in 1825. They settled in

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Baker, Thomas (<i>died</i> 1888), conductor, arranger, violinist

Jonas Westover.

in Grove Music Online

January 2013; p ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 487 words.

(b England, c1820s, d Brooklyn, NY, 10 Dec 1888). Composer, conductor, arranger, and violinist, active in the United States. The date and specific location of his birth remain unknown, but...

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Baker, Hobey

Roger A. Godin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1275 words.

Baker, Hobey (15 January 1892–21 December 1918), ice hockey player, was born Hobart Amory Hare Baker in Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, the son of Alfred Thornton Baker, an upholstery...

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Stokes, Ethel (1870–1944), record agent and preserver of local archives

Brian Barber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1307 words.

Stokes, Ethel (1870–1944), record agent and preserver of local archives, was born on 17 January 1870 at 89 Churchill Road, Holloway, London, the eldest child of Edwin James Stokes...

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Withers, Augusta Hanna Elizabeth Innes

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; 19th-Century Art; 18th-Century Art. 522 words.

British, 18th – 19th century, female.

Born 1792, in Gloucestershire; died 1877, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman, illustrator. Still-lifes, flowers,...

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Foy(e), William Ellis

H. H. Price.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1213 words.

Freewill Baptist (FWB) minister and the first visionary of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) denomination, was born in Augusta, Maine, according to his death certificate. The same document...

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Savage, Augusta

Mary Ball Howkins.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 960 words.

sculptor, teacher, administrator, and writer. Augusta Fells Savage, who became a prominent figure in the “New Negro” movement in 1930s and 1940s Harlem, was born in Green Cove Springs,...

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Nabrit, James Madison, Jr. (1900 - 1997), Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist, Educator

Francesca Gamber.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1042 words.

civil rights attorney and educator, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the oldest of eight children born to James Madison Nabrit Sr., a Baptist pastor, and Augusta Gertrude Nabrit. As a child...

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Bowser, Rosa

Crystal Renée Sanders.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 731 words.

educator and community leader, was born in Amelia County, Virginia, probably a slave, to Henry Dixon, a carpenter, and Augusta Hawkins Dixon, a domestic servant. After emancipation she...

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Librarianship

Kathleen E. Bethel.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4138 words.

African American women librarians and others on library staffs have strived to provide excellence in assistance and quality information resources to the communities they have served....

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Gomillion, Charles Goode

Jan Marie Fritz.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1207 words.

civil rights activist, clinical sociologist, and educator, was born in Johnston, a small town in rural Edgefield County, South Carolina. His father, Charles, a laborer, was illiterate,...

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Harrington, Hamtree

Elton C. Fax.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1190 words.

James Carl Harrington Jr., later known by his professional name Hamtree, was born in Columbia, South Carolina. His father, James Carl Harrington Sr., was a rigid fundamentalist preacher....

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