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A Dedication

Invitation to November 1982 library dedication ceremony.


After nearly four years of noise, dirt, and unexpected detours within the main library, Neilson was vacated by the workmen and left entirely to the Smith students, faculty, and staff again. The new Neilson Library was dedicated in a ceremony held on November 6, 1982.

Program for the dedication of William Allan Neilson Library, 6 November 1982.
New addition to Neilson Library, c1983.
Neilson Library main staircase, 26 August 1982.

“Thus our aspirations for the Library are aspirations for the future of the College, for the quality of our faculty for generations to come, and for the kind of intellectual environment.”
~ Jill Ker Conway, President of Smith College, from 1975 to 1985