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A Pictorial History: The New Library Building – “Main Library”

The New Building

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: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/15501)

North side

North-east view of the Main Library, the University of Iowa, 1952 (Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/17684)

Stacks

New book stacks and study space. (Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/17723)

Exhibit Space

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