Wednesday, July 30, 2008

1914 College of Emporia and Anderson Memorial Library, EMPORIA KS

Shortly after the College of Emporia was founded in 1882, Colonel John Byars Anderson of Manhattan, Kansas donated his collection of books. In the spring of 1888, on the occasion of Col. and Mrs. Anderson’s 50th wedding anniversary, the collection and other gifts of books were officially designated the Anderson Memorial Library. Twelve years later, the Carnegie grant was received to build a library building. [Source: The Carnegie Legacy in Kansas,]


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