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Law library building interior, 1883

Law library building interior, 1883 image

Even before the University opened in 1841, the regents purchased a hand-colored folio edition of Audubon’s birds of America, shown here in 1878 (circled). the folio was accessible to all library patrons. The University library was then in the law building on State street near the corner of North University Avenue. Note the now-extinct card catalog on the left.

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