Monday, February 20, 2012

Carnegie Non-European Library Service (Transvaal) of South Africa

The Carnegie Non-European Library Service (Transvaal) was established in Germiston, South Africa in 1932. The purpose of the organization was to promote library service to the black population of South Africa. The Germiston Public Library served as the organization’s headquarters. Herbert Isaac Ernest Dhlomo, a member of the Zulu Nation, was appointed the organization’s first librarian-organizer in 1937. In 1946, the organization was moved to Pretoria, South Africa and re-named the Non-European Library Service, Transvaal. The Carnegie Non-European Library Service was discontinued in 1958. 

Update 12/09/2012:
See related post: Herbert Isaac Ernest Dhlomo: Zulu, Writer, Educator, and Pioneer South African Librarian.

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