Alumna Ola Mae Spinks, who helped organize the 'Slave Narratives,' has died at the age of 106

SIS alumna Ola Mae Spinks
Ola Mae Spinks in a family photo that
appeared in the Detroit Free Press

The School of Information Sciences extends its condolences to the family of  alumna Ola Mae Walker Spinks, MLIS '61. 

Spinks, a retired librarian from the Pontiac schools who helped to organize the historic "Slave Narratives" in the U.S. Library of Congress, died June 16 at the age of 106.

Read the complete obituaries, which appeared in the Detroit Free Press on June 26, 2020, and in the New York Times on July 9, 2020. 


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