Monday, September 12, 2011

Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri

[LIB2507] - This $4 million air conditioned open stack library is the depository of the Knights of Columbus microfilms made of some 11 million pages of the priceless Vatican Manuscripts Collection. This building also contains the 300,000 volume university library, and has facilities for 1 million bound volumes, and an estimated reader capacity of 1500. A statue of Pope Pius XII by the renowned sculptor Ivan Mestrovic dominates the Lindell Plaza entrance to the library. [From the back of the card.]

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