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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences – a Photographic History (30)

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As early as 1954, Ralph Ellsworth, Director of University Libraries urged that the University explore the possibility of a consolidated library that would house the combined collections that served the various health colleges.  This need was reiterated by Leslie Dunlap in 1961 and by 1966 the Board of Regents tentatively approved a plan to fund and erect a new structure that would fulfill this purpose. Robert C. Hardin took on the task of overseeing the project through to its completion. The Chicago based firm of Skidmore Owens and Merrill was selected to design the building; Walter Netsch was selected as the architect. By 1969, the plans were approved for the building.

Health Sciences Library Plans OK'd