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The New Building

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Dedication of the new building took place over two days in January, 1952.

North Doors 1954

The north entrance facing Washington Street. (Iowa Digital Library:

North side

North-east view of the Main Library, the University of Iowa, 1952 (Iowa Digital Library:


New book stacks and study space. (Iowa Digital Library:

Exhibit Space

The lobby housed five glass exhibit cases in which displays where changed approximately once a month during the school year.