Located in the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library, the National...
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Not Far From the Tree
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Presentation & Book Signing
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Dale Rich & Dr. Wallace PeaceClara Stanton Jones Friends AuditoriumCreated Equal: America’s...


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
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The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
Located in the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library, the National...
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts was established in...
The Ernie Harwell Sports Collection began in 1966 when sportscaster Ernie Harwell made his initial...
Since 1948, the Detroit Public Library Rare Book Collection has acquired and preserved rare...


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