Library First Floor - Room 4.


Library First Floor - Room 4.
This image depicts a large group of students studying in the library, which did not yet have its own building when the image was taken in 1893. During the 1892-1893 school year, when beloved librarian Genevieve Walton became head librarian, there were approximately 12,000 volumes in the library’s collection. There was a recognition in the Normal School catalog that the library needed to expand to include individual collections for each academic department. While it is clear there was an impressive collection amassed already, the catalog stated that in regards to their laboratories and library collections, “Much is yet to be desired” (p.83).
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI