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Walter History

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Do you ever get patrons asking about the history of the building? Or they want to know what stones were used in its construction? Or how about, what's the oldest building on campus?

Well, here are some old documents about Walter library, including how it was constructed, who designed it, and what materials were used. Courtesy of the Digital Conservancy:

Walter Library Dedication.pdf

Library Handbook 1923.pdf

The Library 1925.pdf

The reference staff provides some interesting articles about the library's renovation on the Sci/Eng site:

Walter renovation

Renovation article

Also, here is a link that provides some history on the oldest buildings on campus. It's a part of the University's Heritage Trail website. Check out the heritage trails on the website for more cool information.

Oldest buildings on campus


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