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Letter to Miss M.E. Ahern, Chicago, IL, Dec. 21, 1923. Re: Training of librarians Blue, Reverend Thomas Fountain, 1866-1935 400dpi TIFF G4 page images Digital Library Services, University of Kentucky Libraries Lexington, Kentucky LFP_rblue_1_07_02 These pages may freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Letter to Miss M.E. Ahern, Chicago, IL, Dec. 21, 1923. Re: Training of librarians Blue, Reverend Thomas Fountain, 1866-1935 unknown unknown 1923-12-21 Is Part of the Reverend Thomas F. Blue Papers, ca. 1905-1935 housed at the Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY. This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. December 21, 1923 FIbs V. E. Ahem Public Libraries 216 "'est Monroe Ft. . Chicago, 111, !ry dear riss Ahem: Replying to your letter of recent date* Judging froiu the number of colored branch libraries that are being established all over th« south and wect and the frequent requests :r. Settle i6 having for Librariaae to tai.e charge of these br-.nch libraries it seems it wight be well wortii while for the young ican you have in rrdn? to prepare for library 770 rk. We are constantly bavin/- request? for librarians for cole red library vork in other cities, within the last few months v/e have had r,uch reoueste from mulsat Oklahoma, Knoxville, Tennessee and Poanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia. Referring to the colored branch library work at Chattanooga, T am pleased to Bay that the librarian in charge of this colored branch was trained here in TouisvilJe and the Colored T'eparti/ient, upon reouest, furuishec a suggested lint of books for first purchase. This included books oy colored vrriters. T \vas present at the opening of this braichllibrary and made one of the principal addresses. It may interest you to know that ^achel Harris of our staff organized txie colored branch library at poanoke and 1 r. Settle has granted jxer leave of absence for a month beginning December 26 to do thic same work at Lynchburg, Virginia. Yours sincerely nrB/B Head colored Department