Entries tagged with ‘library’

Factoid Friday

The first college library dates from when the school was at East Union in 1865. A drafted student died in a military camp and left his small collection of books to the school. This collection was supplemented with the purchase of a Webster’s Dictionary.

Factoid Friday

Did you know…  The Folke Bernadotte Library at Gustavus has 308,247 volumes, 497 print periodical subscriptions, 167 electronic subscriptions, and 294,966 total government documents? With new acquisitions arriving each year!

Blast from the Past!

Recognize this building? This picture of the first Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library lobby in 1949. Built in 1948, this was the building that was the ‘Brar’ or ‘Lib’ until the current library was finished in 1972. The building is called the Anderson Social Science Center today.

Words of Wisdom: Gustie Lingo Edition!

GUSTIE LINGO (the secular language of Gusties):        PLEDGE- The substance-free lifestyle group on campus. Students can either live in substance-free housing or can sign up to be at-large members. Pledge – The process of joining a campus Greek organizaton (formly called rush). Res Life- Residential Life Office, which oversees the residence halls and staff. SSC- […]