Happy National Library Week!

In observance of this lovely celebratory week, we bring you a few images of UCSF Library staff and librarians in their natural habitat from the 1950s.

 

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Photograph collection, Medical Sciences Building – The Library

Above, the entrance way to the old UCSF Library, in the Medical Sciences building, in 1959. Check out our previous post that expands a bit on the history of that library.

 

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Photograph collection, Medical Sciences Building – The Library

Tidying the current periodicals section in the 1950s.

 

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Photograph collection, Medical Sciences Building – The Library

Librarians of the Catalog Department (note card catalogs in the background) in the fall of 1958.

 

2 thoughts on “Happy National Library Week!

  1. Reference is made to the “old” UCSF library in 1959. As a member of the Class of 1957 I seem to remember a “really old” medical library in the old medical school building circa 1955. I am confused?

    • Yes– you are correct! Each school used to have its own library in the Affiliated Colleges buildings. When the Medical Sciences building opened in 1954 and 1958, a central medical library was established.

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