1937-1954 - The Delta Sigma Theta Bookmobile

Delta Sigma Theta, a historic Black sorority founded in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, DC starts the Library Committee to provide books for people in rural southern communities. A New York librarian, Maude Wilkins from The New York Alumni Chapter was appointed acting director of the bookmobile program, which served rural Black communities until 1954. Jean Blackwell Hutson, the Chief Librarian of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture from 1948-1980 was also heavily involved with the Bookmobile project.