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Emily C. Sanders

Emily C. Sanders was born December 14, 1905 in Beaufort, SC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1940 with a B.A. degree. She also took courses at College of Charleston, Pratt Institute (Library Science), Columbia University (NY), University of Chicago, the Citadel, and Winthrop. She worked as assistant librarian at Timrod Library in Summerville, SC from 1927-1930, and later at Summerville High School from 1930-1936. She was an assistant at the Pratt Institute Free Library in Brooklyn, New York. She went on to become the director of the Charleston County Free Library from 1940-1978. She was involved in several organizations including ALA, SELA, SCLA (as president and vice president), League of Women Voters, and the United Nations Association. Ms. Sanders died June 19, 1999 in Charleston, SC. (Photo courtesy of Charleston County Library) 

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