Miss Estelle Lutrell: an exhibit about UA Library History

The original library in Old Main.

The original library in Old Main.

Original caption:
...Estelle later recalled, "As one stood in the doorway of the small space, which had been assigned to the library...one was confronted by some several thousand volumes, shelved on cumbersome wooden stacks, a few tables covered with oil cloth, and some magazine shelves, set apart by a railing... Newspapers from some of the larger towns in the Territory, which had been accumulating throughout the summer, were scattered hither and yon, while the whole layout was covered with a generous coating of Arizona dust."

Source: Special Collections ephemera, Arizona and Southwest Vertical File, University of Arizona - Old Main