Justin Winsor Model for Interior of Library

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Year Built: None

Justin Winsor proposed a model lay-out for a library. No exterior design is apparent. Winsor was superintendent of the Boston Public Library from 186877 and librarian of Harvard University from 1877-1897. He came to be regarded as the leading figure of the library profession in the United States and was a founder of the American Library Association in 1876. Winsor died in 1897. The design was created sometime before 1886.


• Justin Winsor: Scholar-Librarian, ed. Wayne Cutler and Michael H. Harris, Libraries Unlimited, Littleton, CO, 1980, pp. 114-7 ("the accompanying plans are the joint production of Mr. Winsor and Sturgis & Brigham, of Boston, Mass.")


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