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An Amazing Collection

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The Washington Post reports: “Working entirely on her own, spending her librarian’s salary and later her Social Security checks, Mayme Clayton amassed one of the finest collections of African American history in the world — and stored it in her garage.”

This amazing article explains, “By the time she died in October, at age 83 of pancreatic cancer (“I’ve got a so-so body with a go-go mind,” she said in her later years), Mayme Clayton amassed almost 30,000 rare, first-edition and out-of-print books.”

(via Syntax of Things)