Thursday, April 21, 2011

McClelland Library, Pueblo, Colorado

[LIB1424] The public library in Pueblo was first opened in January, 1891, in its present quarters on the top floor of the Board of Trade Building. The library, then as now called the McClelland Public Library, owed its existence to Andrew McClelland, a prominent wholesale merchant of Pueblo, who gave $6,000 in addition to $800 that had been raised by entertainments and small subscriptions. For two years all persons who drew out books were charged an annual fee of $5, which was used for maintenance, although the use of the reading room and of books in the library was free to all. [The Public Library in Pueblo]

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1947 Public Library, Monroe, Wisconsin

[LIB1419] Exterior view of the Arabut Ludlow Memorial Library. The library opened in 1905 and was funded with a $13,930 donation from H.E. & W. Ludlow. Arabut Ludlow, a Wisconsin pioneer and founder of the first bank and general merchandise store in Monroe.

1914 Public Library, Duluth, Minnesota

[LIB1418] Andrew Carnegie gave $75,000 to the city for a new library. The Carnegie Building opened in 1902 and was used until 1980. Order a reproduction of this postcard!

Library, University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

[LIB1417] Order a reproduction of this postcard!

1907 Hearst Free Library, Anaconda, Montana

[LIB1416] - "In a commanding position on Main Street, with lines of impressive, classical beauty stands the Hearst Free Public Library, a gift to the people of Anaconda from Mrs. Phoebe Hearst. The first impression one receives is of massive substantiality, an effect which is heightened by the strikingly Grecian purity of outline and the almost severe use of ornamentation which by itself would give an impression of stiffness were it not for the graceful strength imparted to the design by the great spreading arches of the windows. The building is one of the best type of library structure, and has not its equal in Montana; it will compare favorably with any public building in the West."
-- Anaconda Standard, June 12, 1898

Monday, April 18, 2011

Public Library, El Paso, Texas

[LIB1408] - This modern building completed in 1955, has the greatest collection of books to be found in the Southwest. Special rooms for children, a bound periodical and government document room, and private study rooms. A record collection and music listening rooms are among the outstanding features of this library. [From the back of the card.]

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

1914 Library, Visalia, California

[LIB1393] The Annie R. Mitchell History Room contains a wide variety of local history materials relating to Tulare County and the San Joaquin Valley. These materials are a non-circulating research collection. Books, periodicals, maps, indexes, photographs and other materials must be used in this Room under the supervision of staff.

A Modern History of Tulare County

1923 Buck Memorial Library, Bucksport, Maine

[LIB1392] The library was donated in the memory of Richard Pike Buck in 1887, by his wife Charlotte, and his daughter Emeline. [website]

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hiram T. Hunter LIbrary, Western Carolina College, Cullowhee, North Carolina


Smith Memorial Library, Chautauqua, New York


The Chautauqua Institution Archives is both an Institution repository and a collection repository. The parent, the Chautauqua Institution, is supported by a records management program which allows the repository to receive records directly. The Archives also builds its holdings through the acquisition of papers, records and artifacts from sources that are not administratively affiliated with the Institution.

The mission of the Chautauqua Institution Archives is to identify, organize, preserve and protect the printed, microfilmed, taped, photographic and other records, and selected artifacts and museum pieces to add to the general and scholarly understanding of the Chautauqua Institution and the Chautauqua Movement.

The Chautauqua Institution Archives staff assists the public throughout the year. Please stop in the research room of the Archives and explore Chautauqua's history. Researchers and inquiries should be directed to the Oliver Archives Center. [from the website]

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Written on the back of the card: The opening above the clock is where the chimes are. Andrew D. White's private library is also in this building. He was the first President of Cornell University.

Go, and Do Thou Likewise: A History of Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, 1877-1979

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Book of Prayers Postcard

Solemn beauty

The design adapted from the cover of Book of Prayers. A late seventeenth or early eighteenth century publication, bound in leather, attached to a silver case. The engraved front and back silver design is that of the two lions of Judah on either side of the silver crown. Courtesy: University of Texas Library

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mary Reed Library, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado


The Mary Reed Building at the University of Denver (DU) was originally constructed as the University’s library. It was built in 1932 to replace the Andrew S. Carnegie Library. The building was first used on January 1, 1933. The building was named after Mary D. Reed (Mrs. Verner Z. Reed), the donor. The building was decommissioned as a library in 1972. It houses administrative offices including those of the chancellor and provost. The building is located at 2199 South University Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, 80208 [read more at the website]

Laughlin Memorial Library, Ambridge, Pennsylvania

[LIB1292] - Part of the Beaver County Library System.