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Galvin Library building renovation collection, 1985

Identifier: 025.04.20

Materials related to the building which currently (as of 2005) houses the Paul V. Galvin Library on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1961. (Collection concerns the building, i.e., the structure, rather than the programs and administration of the library as an academic support activity of the university). Materials include the following: Three rolls of film (35 mm, color) negatives and prints of the 1985 renovation of the building - interior, exterior, canopy, courtyard, and rose garden. Newsclippings concerning the canopy installation and removal Drawing by Borggren of exterior redesign drawing showing canopy, curved ramp wall and courtyard; 2 oversize copies (24 x 36") and several small reproductions.


  • Creation: 1985


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

2 Folders

Biographical Note

The Paul V. Galvin Library is Illinois Institute of Technology's main academic library. "Galvin Library" refers both the building and the collections which it houses. The building, which opened in 1962, was built to house both the Crerar Library (see below) and IIT's academic library, which operated at that time under the name of Kemper Library (named for James Kemper, Sr.). The arrangement for joint tenancy/ownership of the building was ended in 1985: IIT purchased the portion of the building owned by Crerar, and the Crerar collection was removed to the University of Chicago. The IIT building was then renovated and re-named Paul V. Galvin Library.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist



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