Thursday, January 07, 2010

Christopher Busta-Peck

A colleague pointed out (thanks, M.H.) that the Cleveland Public Library home page acknowledged that one of its own librarians, Christopher Busta-Peck, has been doing some good work researching and promoting the preservation of Langston Hughes' home. Christopher has a blog, Cleveland Area History, which he co-authors with local writer Christine Borne, which is well worth subscribing to. I hope his identification of a home that Jessie Owens lived in might receive equally profitable results.

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4 Comments:

At 8:42 AM, Blogger Christine Borne said...

I love that CPL did this. This is the sort of acknowledgment that means a lot to a frontline staffer.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Christopher Busta-Peck said...

I might point out that you, Bill, did all the hard work actually figuring out where the house was. I just happened to ask the right questions.

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger Deborah White said...

I lived in the area of Woodhill Road and Sophia Avenue. I am looking for pictures of any kind of the area. I guess as kids we never thought of that. I am familiar with the Woodhill Buckeye area. Hope you can help.
Thanks.

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Bill Barrow said...

There are some shots of Woodhill in the Cleveland Memory Project, but not of Sophia in particular. You could check the other two big photo collections, at Cleveland Public Library and the Western Reserve Historical Society. There are also small b&w snapshots of pretty much all the individual houses in Cuyahoga Count at the County Archives.

 

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