December 8, 2017

From the Archives revealed: Bookstall in Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library

Students studying in the Bookstall in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library Photo from Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections Download image

The Bookstall on the second floor of the Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library in Stewart Center was a student destination. The large open space, the result of a 1961 renovation, housed newspapers and periodicals and included ample room for dozens of students to complete assignments or study for exams. It remained a popular study spot until a new Bookstall opened with the Hicks Undergraduate Library in 1982.

In addition to study space, the HSSE Bookstall was sometimes an event destination. It hosted a series of “coffee concerts” as musicians performed and crowds assembled in the space.

The "From the Archives" photo series from Purdue Today and Purdue Libraries Archives and Special Collections will continue to share a glimpse at Purdue’s past throughout the year. More on the Bookstall and other From the Archives features can be found on the Purdue Libraries blog.


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