History of the Library at Prairie View

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 JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARY 1988 –

 ABOUTABOUTABOUT THE W. R. BANKS  LIBRARY

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

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

 The beginning of the W.R. Banks Library
The beginning of the W.R. Banks Library
1944
Ground Breaking Ceremony
President Pierre and McKee Contractors a the
Ground Breaking Ceremony for the
John B. Coleman Library – 1986

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

DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICE

2005 – Present – 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

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

THE LIBRARY & STAFF

2011 – Current John B. Coleman Library Staff
2008 – Brick Replacement & Waterproofing 
Project
1988-1989 – John B. Coleman Library Staff
2010- 2011 – John B. Coleman Library Staff

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