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Crerar Library collection, 1960

Identifier: 025.03.04

Slides showing various architectural renderings of Crerar Library. Images include elevation, floor and site plans, and perspectives; include working and design drawings. Slide listing as follows: 1998.20.1 Ultimate site plan/design drawing 1998.20.2 Site plan/working drawing showing Chapin Hall 1998.20.3 2nd floor plan/design drawing 1998.20.4 1st floor plan/design drawing 1998.20.5 Perspective/entrance stairs 1998.20.6 Entrance court/design drawing 1998.20.7 Mechanical room/working drawing 1998.20.8 1st floor plan/working drawing 1998.20.9 2nd floor plan/working drawing 1998.20.10 Elevations east, west, south, north 1998.20.11 & .12 Perspective/entrance stairs (duplicates of .5)


  • Creation: circa 1960
  • Creation: Majority of material found in circa 1960


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

12 photographic_slides

Biographical Note

The John Crerar Library, a specialized science and mathematics library founded in the 1890s by the will of John Crerar was located in Chicago's loop at 86 E. Randolph. It re-located to the Illinois Institute of Technology's State Street campus in 1962 in a building erected to house the Crerar and IIT's Kemper Library. The libraries maintained separate collections. IIT terminated its agreement with Crerar (Dec. 31, 1984) and the Crerar moved to The University of Chicago.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist


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