History of the Library at Prairie View

Architect’s rendering of John B. Coleman Library - Groundbreaking Ceremony 1986

Architect’s rendering of John B. Coleman Library – Groundbreaking Ceremony 1986

25th Anniversary 

 Negro Teacher-Librarian Training Program  | Library History Chronology 1879 to 2011

1890 Land-Grant History 

W. R. BANKS LIBRARY 1945 – 1988

ABOUTABOUTABOUT THE W. R. BANKS  LIBRARY

W. R. Banks Library 1945-1988
Dr. W. R. Banks

The beginning of the W.R. Banks Library

The beginning of the W.R. Banks Library 1944

LIBRARY DIRECTORS & HEAD LIBRARIANS

1987 – 1988 – Dr. Adele S. Dendy
1986 – 1987 – Mrs. Joyce Thornton (Interim Library Director)
1984 – 1986 – Dr. Donald Sweet
1983 – 1984 – Mrs. Joyce Thornton (Interim Library Director)
1970 – 1983 – Mr. Frank Francis, Jr.
1968 – 1970 – Mr. O. J. Baker – Head Librarian
1966 – 1968 – Mr. Williams Scott – Head Librarian
1931 – 1966 – Mr. O. J. Baker – Head Librarian

THE LIBRARY & STAFF

1982 – W. R. Banks Library Staff
1972 – W. R. Banks Library Staff
1970 – W. R. Banks Library Staff
Early Years – W. R. Banks Library Staff

JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARY 1988 –

ABOUT THE JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARY

John B. Coleman Library 1988-
Dr. John B. Coleman 
Founding of the John B. Coleman Library
Dedication of the John B. Coleman Library

President Pierre and McKee Contractors a the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the John B. Coleman Library – 1986
President Pierre and McKee Contractors a the
Ground Breaking Ceremony for the
John B. Coleman Library – 1986

DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICE

2006 – Present – Dr. James A. Wilson., Jr. (Interim Library Director)
2005 – 2016 – Dr. Rosie L. Albritton
2004 – 2005 – Mrs. Helen Yeh (Interim Library Director)
2000 – 2004 – Dr. Frank Bruno
1997 – 2000 – Mrs. Helen Yeh (Interim Library Director)
1992 – 1997 – Dr. Dudley Yates
1991 – 1992 – Mrs. Helen Yeh (Interim Library Director)
1988 – 1991 – Dr. Adele S. Dendy

 

THE LIBRARY & STAFF

Current John B. Coleman Library Staff
1988-1989 – John B. Coleman Library Staff
 

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