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March 20, 2018

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Deborah L. Jacobs and Gilber W. Anderson
"I think the process we used was true to the democratic spirit of truly listening and making it be the people's library."  - Former Seattle City Librarian, Deborah Jacobs and Gilbert Anderson, Library Foundation board member and supporter.

Gilbert Anderson, Library Foundation board member and supporter, talks with former Seattle City Librarian Deborah Jacobs about his relationship with the library (dating back to the 1930s) and their work to raise funds for and design the Central Library and the rebuilding and renovation of all 26 branches.

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Produced by The Seattle Public Library with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national non-profit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.