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Library Notes Scrapbook
1921-1934
 
Extent:  1 item
 
Accession Number: 2007.111.
 
Abstract:  Articles relating to the Cape Public Library, Missouri Book Week memorabilia, photographs, and library event memorabilia
 
Processed by: Brooke Culler, November 2007
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Citation:  Library Notes Scrapbook, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: None
 
Other Relevant Collections:
Cape Girardeau Public Library Pamphlets, 1931, 1967.
Libraries Scrapbook, 1940;
History of the Cape Girardeau Public Library Scrapbook, 1916-1942;
 
Historical Note
 
Through funds advanced by the Carnegie Corporation, and supplemented by local contributions, Cape Girardeau Public Library opened its doors at its Common Pleas Courthouse Park location on April 1, 1922. Efforts to start a public library began at the turn of the century and in 1914 a library was opened in the Ellingood building at the corner of Themis and Spanish streets. World War I stopped efforts to build a Carnegie library here, but they were renewed after the conflict and resulted in a $30,000 structure. An addition was constructed at the front of the building in 1959.  It served its original purpose until 1980, when a new library was built on Clark Street and the old facility was converted into government office space.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
Articles relating to the Cape Public Library, Missouri Book Week memorabilia, photographs, and library event memorabilia.
 
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