Vol 82, No 10 (2021)


Cover Page

This month’s cover features an image from the opening of the Oakland University Kresge Library in Rochester, Michigan.

Sixty years ago, on October 27, 1961, students wheeled books and periodicals from their temporary storage to the newly completed Kresge Library building on the campus of Oakland University. Leading the way were Provost Donald O’Dowd and Chancellor Durward B. (Woody) Varner. The young university had opened in fall 1959, and the new library was only its third building. Varner selected the highest point of campus for the library’s home to symbolize the unique contribution of a library to a university campus.

The image is part of the photograph collection at the Oakland University Libraries Archives and Special Collections. Learn more at https://library.oakland.edu/archives/.