“In 1867, the first catalogue of the Lincoln University library was prepared, a year after the new incorporation” (Bond, 1976, p. 409). Through continued gifts and donations, the collections grew and Vail Memorial Library, constructed 1898, served as the first physical library building.
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The Langston Hughes Memorial Library houses materials relating to the Black Experience and to Lincoln University, as well as Rare Books and Gift Collections.
The Langston Hughes Memorial Library is named for one of Lincoln University’s most famous graduates, the celebrated poet Langston Hughes.
Photograph by Edward Henry Weston, 1932
This new shelving on the second floor houses books from Langston Hughes' personal library collection, which was donated to Lincoln University in 1967.
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