Document Type

Article

Date

1973

Embargo Period

5-30-2012

Keywords

Ernest S. Bird Library; Dedications ; Research Libraries; Academic Libraries

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Description/Abstract

The Ernest S. Bird Library at Syracuse University was dedicated April 6, 1973. This commemorative issue of The Courier presents the six major addresses delivered on that occasion to the University community, its guests and friends.

William Pearson Tolley, Chancellor Emeritus of Syracuse University, spoke at the major dedication ceremonies in the new building on the morning of Dedication Day. At the luncheon in Hotel Syracuse, sponsored by Syracuse University Library Associates, the speaker was Richard W. Couper, President of the New York Public Library, New York City.

Donald A. Dike, Professor of English at Syracuse University, presided over an afternoon symposium titled "Syracuse in Literature" in the Leopold von Ranke Reading Room of Bird Library. The symposium speakers were Professor Dike; Hilton Kramer, Art Critic and Art News Editor of the New York Times and a Syracuse alumnus; Cecil Y. Lang, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia; and George P. Elliott, Professor of English at Syracuse.

The six addresses appear in the order in which they were presented.

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