Columbia Library columns (v.7(1957Nov-1958May))

(New York :  Friends of the Columbia Libraries.  )



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Activities of the Friends

The Libraries' 200th Anniversary. The initial gathering of the
Friends for the academic year will be the Annual Meeting which
will be held in the Rotunda of Low Memorial Library at 8:30
p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, with a program centering around
the Bicentennial anniversary of the founding of the Libraries. (The
first books for the Library of King's College came by bequest
from the Honorable Joseph Murray, one of the Governors of the
College, who died in 1757.) Although this birthday event was
originally planned for a date in November of this year, it was
finally decided to defer it until the Annual A4eeting in January in
order to have ample time for securing the prominent speakers who
are desired.

Books from the King's College period, and a substantial part of
the John Jay Papers, which were recently purchased by the Li¬
braries through the personal gifts of our members and others, will
be on display. A subscription buffet dinner at the Men's Faculty
Club will probably be held before the meeting. Details will be
sent to our members later.

Bruce Rogers Memorial Exhibit. x\t the time of our going to press
w ith this issue of Columbia Library Columns, a major exhibit of
books which were designed by Bruce Rogers is being installed in
the cases in the exhibit area on the third floor of Butler Library.
Printed materials selected from the Libraries' Book Arts, Limited
Editions Club, and "Fifty Books of the Year" collections portray
the versatility of this famous designer who died this year. The
Friends are invited to view the exhibit at any time between 8:30
a.m. and 10 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, or between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

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