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======Du Bois Library====== ======Du Bois Library======
-**Constructed**: 1971-1973+**Constructed**: 1969-1973
**Architects**: Edward Durrell Stone, New York, N.Y. **Architects**: Edward Durrell Stone, New York, N.Y.
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===== Du Bois Library Building History===== ===== Du Bois Library Building History=====
-In 1963, Keyes D. Metcalf, a library consultant and then Librarian at Harvard University, suggested that the University of Massachusetts would need a 310,000 square foot library building within the next 10-15 years.  Making the construction of a new university library a priority in 1965, Provost [[t:tippo_oswald|Oswald Tippo]] and President [[l:lederle_john_l|John Lederle]] selected the internationally known architectural firm of Edward Durrell Stone whose work had included the Performing Arts complex in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  The original design of the proposed 28-story University library tower was approved by the University Board of Trustees in 1966.+In 1963, Keyes D. Metcalf, a library consultant and then Librarian at Harvard University, suggested that the University of Massachusetts would need a 310,000 square foot library building within the next 10-15 years.  Making the construction of a new university library a priority in 1965, Provost [[t:tippo_oswald|Oswald Tippo]] and President [[l:lederle_john_w|John W. Lederle]] selected the internationally known architectural firm of Edward Durrell Stone whose work had included the Performing Arts complex in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  The original design of the proposed 28-story University library tower was approved by the University Board of Trustees in 1966.
Groundbreaking for the new library took place in April 1969, with an estimated budget of $16.5 million, including a total of about $2.43 million in federal grants. A “great concrete pour” totaling 2,600 cubic yards for the foundation took place in September 1969, and two years later, exterior work was completed, the building topping off at 296.5 feet, then the world's tallest library according to the //Guinness Book of World Records//. Interior work continued for two more years more, finalizing the wiring, elevators, heating, air conditioning, and furnishings.  On January 1973, the University formally accepted the University Library tower and the collections were moved from [[g:goodell_hall|Goodell Library]].  The new University Library formally opened on June 26, 1973 and was dedicated at a formal ceremony on October 19, 1974. Groundbreaking for the new library took place in April 1969, with an estimated budget of $16.5 million, including a total of about $2.43 million in federal grants. A “great concrete pour” totaling 2,600 cubic yards for the foundation took place in September 1969, and two years later, exterior work was completed, the building topping off at 296.5 feet, then the world's tallest library according to the //Guinness Book of World Records//. Interior work continued for two more years more, finalizing the wiring, elevators, heating, air conditioning, and furnishings.  On January 1973, the University formally accepted the University Library tower and the collections were moved from [[g:goodell_hall|Goodell Library]].  The new University Library formally opened on June 26, 1973 and was dedicated at a formal ceremony on October 19, 1974.
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