Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Carnegie Was Also Academic

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 in Carnegie libraries

Andrew Carnegie is noted for his gifts for the construction of public library buildings. However, he also gave gifts to help build 108 academic libraries in the United States. In addition to the Carnegie grants for 63 public library buildings in Wisconsin, there were two academic institutions that received Carnegie grants for library buildings - Beloit College and Lawrence University. The Lawrence University Carnegie building was razed in 1974, but the Beloit College Carnegie building still survives. In 1962 it became home to the Pettibone Center for World Affairs. Check out the "Carnegie Libraries" link on the right to find out more about Carnegie library buildings in Wisconsin.

Postcard showing the Lawrence University Carnegie Library Building


Postcard showing the Beloit College Carnegie Libray Building










No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Sunday, September 24, 2017


Popular Tags

John Miller Chancellor hall of Orrilla Blackshear Carnegie libraries 14 COLAND School libraries Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries 21 Increase A. Lapham bookworm Soughton Public Library Meter mail slogans Anniversaries Publications campa Rusk County Community Library Centennial Lutie Stearns Library celebrations WLA 125 Hall Hall of Fame 2009 Black River Falls library legislation Beloit Public Library Wisconsin Free Library Commission Wisconsin Library Association Tower Hill Wisconsin CCBC Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Gerald A. Somers Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Eratus Swift Wilcox Postcards Ripon Public Library Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Milwaukee Public Library White House Conference on Library and Information Services World War I 11 state historical society Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians WLA 125 Brown Deer Public Library Buttons Exhibits Library Buidlings Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Uncategorized UW-Madison school of library and information studies Events Parcel post trav Dorothea M. Krause Clinton Public Library I Love Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 Anniversaries Dianne McAfee Hopkins People Capitol Fire 1904 WHCLIS anniversaries Milwaukee Public Library Ice Storm WAAL 24 23 American Library Association Library War Service Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Hall fo Fame 2012 Beaver Dam Public Library Portage Public Library Library people Postcards Hall of Fame 2015 Eager Free Public Library J. D. Witter Evansville Wisconsin Inform Wisconsin Library Buildings Oshkosh Public Library Woman's Congress Library Artifacts campaign Zona Gale Peter G. Hamon National Bookmobile Day School of Library and Information Studies library memorabilia Hall of Fame 2011 Cam books-by-mail Black River Falls Public Library Milwaukee Art Museum Bernard Schwab Clarence Brown Lester Elroy Public Library Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Matthew S. Dudgeon Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Jane K. Billings Wisconsin State Law Library DeForest Area Public Library Gilbert H. Doane Library people bed and breakfast Edward Asahel Birge Gertrude Thurow American Library Association campaign caly film Charles Bunge Wayne A. Wiegand Special libraries Campaign Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Hall of Fame 2008 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Campaign Hall of Fame 2012 Pewaukee Public Library Richard E. Krug background Bookmobiles Hall of Fame 2015 Nolan I. Neds Hall of Fame 2012 James Huff Stout Hall of Fame 2010 Suring Area Public Library Brown County Library 20 Council on Library and Network Development Library Trustees Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Postcards Appleton Public Library Events & Meetings Delia Ovitz WWI Library War Service State Law Library Wisconsin Library Bulletin membership libraries UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies T. B. Scott Free Public Library Wisconsin Rapids Hall of Fame 2013 buil Public library systems 27 Wisconsin Historical Society 28 cam Library History Library People Cooperative Children's Book Center Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Frank Avery Hutchins Jerome P. Daniels Hall of Fame 2015 Digital Collections Lutie Eugenia Stearns Public libraries Carl Spitzweg 10 WLA 125 WLA 125 Hall of Fame 2012 Pinback buttons Klaus Linderfelt Sarah Janice Kee National Library Week Madison Public Library Katharine MacDonald Jones Irene W. Newman Amer traveling libraries Cornelia Marving Pierce Superior Carnegie Libraries Hartford Public Library Larry T. Nix archives Middleton Public Library McMillan Memorial Library Library Systems UW-Milwaukee Libraries campaign Campaign library exhibit Ruth Ann Montgomery presentations Library e Hall of Fame 2015 Wisconsin Free Library Commission library education Public libraries Hall of Fame 2014 James Duane Doty Events & Meetings Historical Register S. Janice Kee 22 Brown Deer Public Library Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide William J. Wilson Marketing-Publicity Postcards Manitowoc Public Library caly film Hall of Fame 2016 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Academic Librarians ca Academic Libraries caly film

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo