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Dartmouth College. Committee on the New Library



Baker Library opened in 1928. Designed by Jens Frederick Larson, the building is funded by a gift of George Fisher Baker and named in memory of his uncle, Fisher Ames Baker, Class of 1859. The collection numbers 240,000 volumes; the building will accommodate 500,000 volumes. The move from Wilson Hall, and from storage in the basement of New Hampshire Hall, is accomplished at the rate of 15,000 volumes per day.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dartmouth College, Committee on the New Library records

Identifier: DA-273
Date(s): 1928 to 1929
Scope and Contents

The collection contains reports, studies, statistics, correspondence and subject files documenting the activities of the Committee on the new Library, charged with background planning for the new library. Includes copies of earlier studies, recommendations and memoranda used as background reference for the committee.

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