Instrumental Archivist: Dorothy Porter Wesley

Posted: February 18, 2015 by saacua in Instrumental Archivist
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Archivist Dorothy Porter Wesley Is Subject of Book Discussion

Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905-1995)

Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905-1995) Image Courtesy of Constance Porter Uzelac

Janet Sims-Wood, author of Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University, will discuss and sign her biography about Wesley, who helped create the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and cemented her place as an important figure in the preservation of African American history. The signing will take place on Tuesday, February 24, at noon in the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.

Learn more about Dorothy Porter Wesley:

“American National Biography Online: Wesley, Dorothy Porter.” American National Biography Online: Wesley, Dorothy Porter. American Council of Learned Societies, 2000. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. http://www.anb.org/articles/16/16-00330.html

“Biographies.” N.p., 2001. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. https://www.broward.org/library/bienes/lii13602.htm

“Little Known Black Librarian Facts: Dorothy Porter Wesley: Librarian, Bibliophile, and Culture Keeper.” Little Known Black Librarian Facts: Dorothy Porter Wesley: Librarian, Bibliophile, and Culture Keeper. Little Known Black Librarian Facts, Inc., 2013. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. http://littleknownblacklibrarianfacts.blogspot.com/2013/11/dorothy-porter-wesley-librarian.html

Pace, Eric. “Dorothy Porter Wesley, 91, Black-History Archivist.” The New York Times, 20 Dec. 1995. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/20/us/dorothy-porter-wesley-91-black-history-archivist.html

“Porter Wesley, Dorothy (1905-1995) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed.” Porter Wesley, Dorothy (1905-1995) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. BlackPast.org, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. http://www.blackpast.org/aah/dorothy-porter-wesley-1905-1995

Sims-Wood, Janet L. Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History. Mount Plesant: History, 2014. Print.

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