New library collection,   1996, 2008
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Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the reconstruction and new addition of the CMU Park Library building, located on the corner of Preston and Franklin Streets in Mount Pleasant, through photographs, webpages, clippings (copies), publications, and other materials. This collection was kept separate from prior Park Library collection due to its timely nature and ease of retrieval requested by the Dean of Libraries.

Also included here are various publications of exhibits and events, news articles, website pages, and brochures generated since 2002 documenting ongoing events in the building. Of particular note is Library needs of faculty in a changing environment: report of findings, a report based on a survey, written by Professor Mary A. Senter, December 2006. Also included are two CDs, one of the library’s opening, January 9, 2002, and another of the 50th anniversary of the library’s federal depository program, January 24, 2008.

Later additions to the collection from the Dean’s Office include materials used to plan the new building, 3 CDs of photographs of the construction and dedication, and 19 sets of photographs mounted on foamcore board for demonstration purposes. The collection is ongoing.

Reference Point, the Park’s newsletter, is separately cataloged and housed as a periodical in the Clarke’s collections.

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