Friday, January 18, 2008

MSU Libraries

The Pogue Library (above), was the school's main library from 1931 until Waterfield (below left) opened. Today, the Pogue Library houses a number of special collections, including the university archives and documents relating to the history of the western region of Kentucky. In addition, the Overby Law Library is on the first floor of Pogue. The Pogue Library is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Named for Harry Lee Waterfield, MSU alum and a former lieutenant governor of KY, the Waterfield Library (left) opened in 1978. In addition to books and other reference materials, the library is home to over 180,000 government documents and over 2000 periodicals. There are dozens of computers on the first floor of the library, and students (with proper ID) can use them for research, writing, and surfing the 'Net (of course!).


Anonymous said...

The big difference, for me, is the architecture. What a challenge to convince people that box shapes are better than Greek and Egyptian columns. I guess it is like a 1957 Chevy with fins and a Model T without. Nice photos. Interesting post.

Chris said...

I agree, Abe. The nice thing is that they are building a lot of new buildings on campus, and many of them are reflect the Greek architecture.

Rambling Round said...

I like the older architecture too!

Chris, Selma had a smaller airport, but the one at Craig is several thousand feet long. Air Force One could probably land here!
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Jim said...

I have to agree with everyone else, the older is better. Much more stately.

quin[tarantino] said...

Imensamente bela a fachada do prédio.

Bom fim-de-semana!

Alexander said...

Nice architecture.
Nice photos.
Thanks for the history. :)

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