Carla W. Garner is an independent researcher in Barrington, Illinois. She has a BA in English from Northwestern University and an MLIS from San Jose State University. The Racine, Wisconsin native has worked in the private sector for Bose Corporation, Heritage Wisconsin Corporation, and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. Her research has looked at information exchange among farm women, librarianship during the Depression, and library development in the rural Midwest.
Editor and bibliophile Henry Proctor Slaughter is best remembered for his vast collection of rare documents on African American history. The son of former slaves, a young Slaughter questioned the biased treatment of slavery in his school textbooks, and he spent a lifetime collecting materials … Read MoreHenry Proctor Slaughter (1871-1958)