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Photo Id# AAD-2642
Title [Librarian Clare Pope retrieving a book from the stacks at the Main Library] [graphic].
Date 1948 Aug. 10.
Description 5 photographic prints taped together: b&w.
Location Folder: S.F. Libraries-SFPL-Main-Stacks.
Reproduction Rights Permission to use this image must be obtained from the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. S. F. News photo by Corwin Hansen.
Notes Newscopy: "Here is what happens at the Main Library when you request a non-fiction book from the second floor stack collection. In the first picture, Mary June King looks up a book's file number in the catalog and writes the number on a request slip. Next, she drops it in a box at the main desk. In the third picture, Librarian Clare Pope has picked up Miss King's slip and is selecting the book from a shelf in the stack. To get to the proper shelf, Miss Pope may have to climb as many as six flights of stairs such as those Dorothy Shoemate is descending in the next picture, carrying an arm-load of books. In the last picture, Miss Pope has reached the end of the trail and hands Miss King the books she requested. Now she'll pick up another request slip and take off for another climb.".
One in a series of five photos with record numbers AAD-2640, AAD-2641, AAD-2642, AAD-2643 and AAD-2644..
Subject Libraries -- SFPL -- Main -- Stacks.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Series San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection
Source San Francisco News-Call Bulletin.
San Francisco News.