The Temple of Knowledge





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Published on Feb 8, 2018

Ronald Clark’s father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. With his daughter, Jamilah, Ronald remembers literally growing up in a library, creeping down to the stacks in the middle of the night when curiosity gripped him. A story for anyone who’s ever dreamt of having unrestricted access to books.

Directed by: Richard O’Connor
Executive Producer: Dave Isay
Producers: Rachel Hartman & Shelley Gorelik
Audio Produced by: Liyna Anwar
Supervising Sound Recordist: Naomi Blech
Animation by: Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC
Design: Keenon Ferrell
Animators: Pilar Newton & Taisiya Zaratskaya
Art Production: Ash Syzmanik, Natalie Greene, & Morgan Miller
Original Music: Joshua Abrams
Music Performed by: Joshua Abrams, Hamid Drake, Marquis Hill, Emmett Kelly, & Adam Thornburg
Music Mixed by: Joshua Abrams & Neil Strauch
Special Thanks: Ronald Clark & Jamilah Clark

In Partnership with
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

Funding Provided by
Corporation for Public Broadcasting


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