National Library of Medicine: records relating to the construction of a new medical library 1882-1959

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National Library of Medicine: records relating to the construction of a new medical library, 1882-1959

National Library of Medicine: records relating to the construction of a new medical library 1882-1959

Documents, correspondence, and clippings relating to efforts made by library officials to secure approval and funding for a new library building, 1874-1955, and to legislation creating the National Library of Medicine and the process involved in selecting a building site, 1956-1959.

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In the 1870s the Surgeon General's library occupied space in Ford's theater in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1872 library officials began seeking legislative funding and approval for a proper building. Concerted efforts during the 1880s won approval for a new building at 7th and Independence, which was occupied in 1887. In the 1910s, having outgrown this facility, the library began requesting another new building. These attempts failed until 1938, when a new Armed Forces Medical Library building...