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Resource Guide: 'The Personal Librarian' by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

On September 7, 2023 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Belle da Costa Greene and the Folgers.


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Dr. Patricia Akhimie

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