From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Princeton Colored Branch Library (Caldwell County, KY)

The Princeton Colored Branch Library was located in the Dotson High School, and opened October 1, 1944. The shelves were filled with books withdrawn from the Princeton public library. The principal's wife, Mrs. E. R. Hampton, was hired as the librarian. The Princeton Board of education provided the room, heat, and lighting. For more see Library Service to African Americans in Kentucky by R. F. Jones; "[Kentucky] Library Annual Report" for 1944-1953 submitted to the Kentucky Library Extension Division from the George Coon Memorial Library.

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NKAA Source: Library service to African Americans in Kentucky, from the Reconstruction Era to the 1960s
NKAA Source: [Kentucky] Library annual reports for ...

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