Widener Library, Harvard University

Title

Widener Library, Harvard University

Description

The Widener Library is the central part of Harvard University's library system. It is the largest university library system in the world. Though it has been there since 1915, it has gone through very few renovations, save for the restoration between 1997 and 2004 to add necessities such as air conditioning and remodeling. It was designed by the first major African-American architect, Julian F. Abele. It also houses one of the few remaining copies of the very rare Gutenberg bible.

Creator

Harvard University

Date

1920

Source

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WidenerLibrary_HarvardUniversity_Springtime.jpg

Relation

For Further Exploration Please Visit http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/widener/

Rights

Source: Widener Library. (2012, July 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:07, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/TcFoxV.

Publisher

Harvard University

Contributor

Harvard University

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Library

Identifier

Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Widener Library, Harvard Uuniversity, Libraries, Harvard, African-Americans, Gutenberg

Coverage

Massachusetts

Files

WidenerLibrary_HarvardUniversity_Springtime.jpg

Reference

Harvard University, Widener Library, Harvard University, Harvard University, 1920

Cite As

Harvard University, “Widener Library, Harvard University,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/557.