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"This, despite being told by a supervisor years earlier that, “There would never be a professional Negro working at the Denver Public Library.”

It looks like its still true. No professional Negro/African-American/Black person seem to work at the main library. Not surprising, just...

Hello, Newcomer!

We are so grateful for the example that Pauline Short Robinson set for librarians of color not only in Denver, but across the United States. If you visit the Central Library (and many of our other branches), you will indeed find library staff of African descent! Hopefully you will have a chance to meet and converse with members of DPL's diverse staff!

If you have any questions or further inquiry, please feel free to contact me!

Where was the Cosmopolitan Branch Library?

The Cosmopolitan Branch Library opened May 1945 and was located in Five Points (2563 Welton St). If you're interested, we have a small collection about Pauline Robinson at the Blair-Caldwell Library. Feel free to call 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org to make an appointment to check out the collection.

Thank you for this great post! I was happy to learn more about the life of this influential, courageous woman.

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