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Battle Hall Centennial T-Shirts!

BATTLE HALL CENTENNIAL Celebration comes to a close…   in style!

On 11-11-11 the School of Architecture and the University of Texas Libraries marked the beginning of a year-long celebration of Battle Hall’s 100th anniversary with a grand party and lecture.  The exhibit Our Landmark Library: Battle Hall at 100 and a self-guided tour offered continued enjoyment throughout the year.

From now until the end of the semester, your Architecture & Planning Library will be holding a daily drawing for commemorative Battle Hall Centennial t-shirts.

When you check out your books, ask your friendly library staff how YOU can earn a chance to win!

Happy Holidays-
From your friends at the Architecture & Planning Library

Designed by Cass Gilbert as the University of Texas’ first library building, Battle Hall was completed in 1911 at a cost of approximately $280,000.  Throughout its history it also served as the Office of the President, the home of UT’s first rare book collection and archive, the home of the newly created Fine Arts department, and a U.S. Post Office.  Today, it is home to the Architecture & Planning Library and its Alexander Architectural Archive.  To learn more, check out Our Landmark Library Battle Hall at 100

Library celebrates Battle Hall Centennial at Explore UT

Come enjoy a special centennial exhibit “Our Landmark Library: Battle Hall at 100,” featured in the Architecture & Planning Library’s reading room. The exhibit revisits the history of the university’s first dedicated library space on campus through imagery drawn from sources including the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the Alexander Architecture Archive, the New-York Historical Society and the Library of Congress.  An accompanying online exhibit offers additional images and information conveying the story of the building from conception to completion.   The Architecture and Planning Library will be open from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.