Celebrate Sarah Shannon Stevenson Day, Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013

The archives tell the following story. In Sept. 1964, the chemistry, geology, and physics departmental libraries merged to form a Science Library, located on the 7th floor of the “Chemistry Building.” In July, 1969 newly acquired engineering materials would go to Science instead of Central. The old collection would remain in Central. In April, 1972, the Science Library moved to the new quarters in the Stevenson Center. In April, 1972 the Biology departmental library also was moved to the new quarters in Stevenson. In August, 1972, the math collection was moved from Central to Science. In July, 1972 – Jan, 1974 engineering was moved from Central to Science.

The Stevenson Center was dedicated on Friday, May 5, 1972, with remarks by Wendall Holladay and Alexander Heard. The dedication ceremony was held in the breezeway, with chairs set up facing the Lucite sculpture. According to a library memo, the library was officially named the Sara [sic] Shannon Stevenson Science Library in September, 1976 (no specific date identified). Not Sarah, not Science and Engineering.

Please join the Sarah Shannon Stevenson Library staff in celebrating this special day with free popcorn, limeade, a drawing for a S.S.S.L. tee shirt, all this and more on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 in the library corridor.

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