"The Dawes Memorial Library, completed in 1961, perpetuates the name of a distinguished family with a long record of devotion and service to the College. The three-story building, which seats 535 and houses 136,000 volumes, is completely air-conditioned."
This card was published by Curteich and is numbered 6DK-1442.
The doors officially opened to the new 53,000-square-foot Legacy Library (pictured above on the bottom) when students returned from their winter break Monday, after a year-and-a-half of construction and more than a decade of plans and dreams.
The new facility's predecessor, Dawes Memorial Library, was built in the early 1960s and demolished in May 2007 to make way for the new library. Dawes had problems with leaks, ventilation and space.