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The Laying of Olin’s Cornerstone

Left to Right: Library donor John M. Olin presides over the cornerstone-laying ceremony at Olin Library on June 11, 1960, reprinted in the Cornell Daily Sun, February 10, 1961; Olin Library Cornerstone-Laying Ceremony, June 11, 1960. University Archives.

Library donor John M. Olin presided over the cornerstone-laying ceremony at Olin Library on June 11, 1960; participants listened to several addresses, including his and Director of Libraries, Stephen A. McCarthy’s. The cornerstone box was placed behind the “1960” block on the southwest corner of Olin Library.