The State Library has posted on the Digital Library, an image of the original Carver Branch Library floor plan here: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/state-lhp%3A1166 . This is the Selman Field building, originally brought in and placed behind the old Miller Roy building, then converted to a library. We have several interior shots in our collection, and the best … Continue reading Floor Plan of the Original Carver Library
Back in 1967, Ms. Shirley Cross Russ wrote a thesis for her study at Atlanta University, documenting the movement in Monroe to give library service to the African American community. This is one of the most detailed accounts I have found about the founding of Carver-McDonald Library. You can read it online here: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/30605734.pdf .
From the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Photo Collection This is a rare shot of Monroe's first African American library. This building was formerly used as an office building at Selman Field. It was moved to Powell and opened as a library for the black community.