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Final Remarks


Dedication | Rare Book Collection | Construction | Move to North Campus | Empty Lockwood | Dedication Ceremony | Final remarks


The original Lockwood Memorial Library, renamed Charles D. Abbott Hall, was renovated and enlarged in 1983-1985 at a cost of $5.5 million. Abbott Hall is currently the home of the Health Sciences Library. Thomas B. Lockwood's collection of rare items was relocated from the original Lockwood Library to the Poetry/Rare Books Collection in Capen Hall. The portrait of Charles D. Abbott now hangs in Abbott Hall. As was the case in the 1960s with the original Lockwood Memorial Library, the current one is also out of space.

For more information about both buildings and the individuals featured in this exhibit visit the University Archives. History files on the buildings, biographical files for the individuals featured in the exhibit, and the full text of the dedicatory speeches are available. The exhibit prepared by the University Archives for the 1979 dedication is also available along with "Lockwood : A Movable Feast."


Abbott Hall, the Health Sciences Library formerly Lockwood Memorial Library



Lockwood Memorial Library, April 2004

Special thanks to Mark Ludwig for permission to use photographs of the move and the un-occupied new Lockwood. All other material is from the collections of the University Archives.