Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Franklin Hall Library Interior

image number:

P0030595

description:

The reading room in the Indiana University Library. Later, this room became the Warren W. Shirey Registration Center. The Seth Thomas, marble-faced clock, half of which can just be seen at the upper left, was a gift of the class of 1917 and can be found at the University Archives (accession number 0711).

According to page 87 of the July 1938 I.U. Bulletin (Volume 36, #12): the reading room sat 204 readers and the shelving around the walls had space for 6,000 volumes. The stacks of the library consisted of seven levels with a total book capacity of 250,000 volumes. The addition of a wing to the building in 1926 provided additional reading room facilities for 180 students, a larger newspaper room, seminar rooms, more space for cataloging and classification departments, a new room for the bindery, a new room for bound newspapers, and increased space for general storage.

This image appears in the April 1939 Indiana Alumni Magazine, page 6.

date taken:

1939 May

film code:

AGFA Safety Film 4

photographer studio:

Photographic Services

donor image number:

582

accession number:

2000/003

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Unknown Individual/s

building name:

Franklin Hall, Joseph Amos (1907)

building name:

Student Services Building (1907)

building name:

Library (1907)

topic:

Libraries

topic:

Studying

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Shirey Registration Center, Warren W.

other place name:

President's Hall

series:

Groups

subseries:

Library

folder:

General