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Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquicentennial Celebration

June 11, 1985 – September 5, 1985

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: Ground Floor, Design Gallery

In tribute to one of Andrew Carnegie's most significant philanthropies, the funding and construction of more than 2,500 free public libraries throughout the world, this exhibition focuses on the architectural impact of the library program. The libraries' diversity in plan and style is shown through architectural drawings, photographs, cartoons, posters, commemorative objects, and vintage postcards.

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