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Demarest Memorial Library cornerstone materials, 1879-1894

 Collection
Identifier: SC-03

Scope and Contents

This small collection includes a Bible, prayer book, hymnal, course catalogues, a yearbook, city directory, glass plate, photographs, and other items dating from 1879-1894. They were placed in the cornerstone of Demarest Memorial Library during the construction of the 1894 addition. They were removed during construction of the 1961 addition.

Dates

  • 1879-1894

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

The materials in this collection were originally placed in the cornerstone of the Demarest Memorial Library addition of 1894-95 when the addition was begun in 1894. This addition encompased the north part of the library. The original building, constructed in 1885, included just the south portion with the reading room and stained glass windows. The materials were removed from the cornerstone in 1961 when St. Mark's Tower was built, joining the north portion of the Demarest Memorial Library to St. John's Chapel.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The materials in this collection were placed in the cornerstone of the Demarest Memorial Library in 1894. They were recovered in 1961 and donated to the archives.

Arrangement

This collection is not arranged in series.

Location

Box 1: Archives Storage / Range 22A / Section 1

Provenance

These materials were given to the library in 1961 when they were removed from the cornerstone during the construction of St. Mark's Tower.

Creator

Title
Demarest Memorial Library cornerstone materials: A Finding Aid
Status
Completed
Author
Martha Clark
Date
September 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)