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Construction photography

Documenting the construction of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, this collection of photographs captures the transient stages of a massive, three year project.   One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, the library was designed to have room in the central tower for 180,000 volumes and in the underground book stacks for over 600,000 volumes; it now contains well over 500,000 volumes and several million manuscripts. The building, of Vermont marble and granite, bronze and glass, was designed by Gordon Bunshaft, of the firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; the George A. Fuller Construction Company of Hamden, Connecticut was the general contractor.

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Connecticut State Library Digital Collections All Collections In 1934 Connecticut became the first state to complete a statewide aerial survey. The State Library has several aerial surveys of the entire state , along with some partial surveys, and has put the 1934, 1938 (partial survey), and 1965 surveys online. Hartford street scenes just after the great snow storm of March 12 th and 13 th , 1888. Views of military life and training at the air base, the Sixth War Loan drive, redeployment, officers and medal presentations to families of servicemen.

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