Friday, September 26, 2008
The facility was opened in the court house in 1870. The reading material consisted of 394 books, of which 63 were donated. Then during a time of financial difficulty, the “Relief of the Bath Library” act was passed in the State legislature. Monies collected by the town and village board through fines and penalties for violation of laws were designated for library use. These funds were used to purchase additional reading material.
The lot on which both the old and new library buildings are now situated was purchased by John Magee in 1828. Mr. Magee cleared the property and build a large brick house for his family. It was surrounded by spacious lawns and gardens. The point where the fountain is located was at the time occupied by a blacksmith shop. [SOURCE] [LIB01726]
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The University of Tampa's library opened Oct. 19, 1969, and was originally named in honor of the late St. Louis industrialist, Merl Kelce, whose donation made the construction possible. It was re-named the Macdonald-Kelce Library in 1999 because of the generosity of the Macdonald Family Foundation whose contribution will transform the facility into a state-of-the-art information resource center. The Macdonald-Kelce Library is part of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. [SOURCE]
From the 1880’s until 1939, the castle was bought & sold 4 times. In 1939, a radio engineer named Herbert Lee Wilson, came to Vermont. He was a pioneer in the AM radio field and built radio stations all over the world. He was looking for a new location to build another station and a summer home for his family. He bought the castle & installed radio station WEWE in the old stable, which remains in operation. [SOURCE] [LIB1671]
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This card was sent by one of my postcrossing friends, Bonnie from Pittsburgh. Thanks Bonnie!
Friday, September 19, 2008
The Long Beach Public Library traces it beginning to 1895 when a library was named for Mrs. Garland Ferguson, who donated 250 books to help start it. [SOURCE]
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This post card was posted on 30 October 1909.
The Cret Building, located on St. Clair Street and extending from Meridian to Pennsylvania Streets, was built on land donated by James Whitcomb Riley. The construction was completed in October, 1917.
Designed by Paul Cret and built in the Greek Doric style, it was considered architecturally to be one of the most outstanding library structures in the United States. The exterior is fittingly of Indiana limestone built on a base of Vermont marble, with carved stone cornices adding to its beauty. A broad expanse of steps leads up to the entrance, which is framed with impressive Greek columns. [SOURCE]
The main library has significant historical holdings including the third largest collection worldwide of American Whaling materials, early 19th century Quaker materials, and an extensive genealogy collection.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Located on the central campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the William L. Clements Library houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century. Its mission is to collect and preserve primary source materials, to make them available for research, and to create an environment that supports and encourages scholarly investigation of our nation's past. [SOURCE]
In 1922, noted Detroit architect Albert Kahn (1869-1942) designed the Clements Library in the Italian Renaissance style, based on Vignola's casino for the Villa Farnese, ca.1587, in Caprarola, Italy. [SOURCE]
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Send a VINTAGE POSTCARD from WATERTOWN NY Library!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wisconsin State Historical Library Building. Memorial Volume, 1901. Exercises, Description, Accounts, Brief History etc.
Website for the Leominster Public Library
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This is an August 4th 2005 first day of issue with a Presidential Libraries stamp honoring the Presidential Library of Lyndon B. Johnson.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service honored our Presidential Libraries with a commemorative postage stamp to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955. “The U.S. Postal Service is proud to conduct these First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremonies at all of the nation's Presidential Libraries and Museums. These are truly national treasures,” said Postmaster General John E. Potter. “The new stamp will help honor the libraries' unique role in preserving and extending access to Presidential materials while recounting the lives and times of many of our nation's Presidents.” [SOURCE]
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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In 1815 a "Social Library" formed, that was then chartered by the Legislature in 1818. In 1819 the collection totalled an overwhelming 205 volumes, which were transferred to the Natural History Society in 1850. In 1855 the Library Association took over the books and incorporated 2000 volumes. On April 14, 1862, the volumes were transferred to the city for a Free Public Library. And August 20, 1862, an ordinance was passed for the establishment of the Library, which was located at the corner of Market and Tremont Streets. [SOURCE]
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Trentoniana's collection includes the most extensive representation of Trenton histories, books, monographs, serials, scrapbooks, periodicals, pamphlets, etc. A significant portion of this collection consists of local newspapers (most on microfilm) printed in Trenton from 1777 to the present. Several indexes to parts of the collection are available. [SOURCE]
"This is architecturally considered one of the finest municipal squares in the country, if not in the world. The Copley Plaza Hotel is and has been for twenty years New England's distinctive society hotel. The Boston Public Library is designed after the style of the Italian Renaissance and the interior is of such great beauty that visitors come from all parts of the world to admire it."
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Library of Congress is much more than books. Over the years, the Library has recorded and compiled many field recordings.
The Library offers one of the region's best genealogical research facilities. The many documents, books and photographs unlock the past for researchers.
Built by Philadelphia contractor John McShain, the facility was constructed on 16 acres (65,000 m²) of land in Hyde Park, New York, donated by the President and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt. The library resulted from the President's decision that a separate facility was needed to house the vast quantity of historical papers, books, and memorabilia he had accumulated during a lifetime of public service and private collecting. [SOURCE: Wikipedia]
Sir Christopher Wren (20 October 1632 – 25 February 1723) was a 17th century English designer, astronomer, geometer, and one of the greatest English architects of his time. Wren designed 53 London churches, including St Paul's Cathedral, as well as many secular buildings of note. He was a founder of the Royal Society (president 1680–82), and his scientific work was highly regarded by Sir Isaac Newton and Blaise Pascal. [Wikipedia]