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“I remember the dedication. Even though I had been at Drury for only a short time and done nothing to make the Olin Library a reality, I was caught up …

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2017

Today the F. W. Olin Library has about 155,000 traditional books, about 195,000 electronic books, numerous databases, a rare book collection, and the University’s art collection. It’s a far cry …

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1992

The F. W. Olin Library is dedicated on October 30, 1992. The 64,000 square foot building is a state-of-the-art facility, boasting a computer lab with optical disk readers, a computerized …

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1990

In 1986, Drury’s Board of Trustees decides that instead of adding onto Walker Library, it will construct a new library building. The Development Office approaches the F. W. Olin Foundation …

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1985

By the mid-1980s, Walker Library is running out of shelf space. Plans are initially made to construct an addition onto the back of the building. (Architectural Drawing of Proposed Addition …

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1959

Walker Library is constructed at a cost of $500,000, and dedicated on November 5, 1959. The collection now includes over 45,000 books, and thousands of government documents. The interior of …

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1958

The Library Planning Committee selects Richard Stahl, a Drury graduate, as the architect for the new Walker Library. The Trustees and Administration tell Stahl that they want the new building …

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1956

By the mid-1950s, Drury’s book collection was becoming too large to be housed in Harwood Library. In 1956, Mrs. Eugenia G. Walker’s will left $225,000 to Drury College, as well …

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