University of Rochester Library Bulletin: The History of the University of Rochester Libraries--120 Years, Chp. 15

Volume XXV · Spring 1970 · Number 3
The History of the University of Rochester Libraries--120 Years

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In Appreciation. . .Gifts to the Building

As this University turns to the dedication of a major expansion to its library, it is mindful of the even more significant role in providing means for excellence in teaching and scholarship that the new Rush Rhees library can provide. Book capacity has been doubled; seating available to students and faculty has been quadrupled, and operating space for the staff has been greatly enlarged. 

Consequently, facilities for strengthening collections and developing effective, sophisticated services have been made available. 

In a sense, therefore, the University is rededicating Rush Rhees library, and it is, accordingly, indebted and grateful to the efforts and thoughtful generosity of many persons. Among them is John Richmond Russell, recently retired director of libraries, who promoted the expansion program and who worked tirelessly on the building's planning and construction. And, certainly, all present and future members of this University owe a special gratitude to the example of those whose contributions and concern have made this new and expanded center of learning possible. 

Ben C. Bowman 
Director of Libraries 

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