Portrait bust of Andrew Dickson White by Franklin Simmons, ca. 1885. Andrew Dickson White Library. Source: Flickr.
Andrew Dickson White was the first president of Cornell. The A. D. White library was built to house White's personal collection of 30,000 books. Today, it holds books about books, publishing and book collecting.
Did you enjoy visiting the Andrew Dickson White Library in Uris? You might like to find out more about it. Try these resources:
Andrew Dickson White. The Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White. New York: The Century Co., 1905. Available in electronic format through Project Gutenberg: Vol. I Vol. II and through the Internet Archive: Vol. I, Vol. II.
Susan Lang. “Behind the McGraw Tower chimes is a story of love and legal wrangling.” Cornell Chronicle, February 11, 1999.