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University & College Carnegie Library Buildings

Both private and public colleges received Carnegie grants to assist their campus development. 

Jan. 2022: a special page for libraries of HBCU is being developed.

Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical  University
Alabama Polytechnic Institute
Tuskegee Institute

Location: Normal, Alabama. Extant, with additions.

1904 grant.

Location: Auburn

Extant: Martin Hall

Grant: 1905

Location: Tuskegee, Alabama. Extant.

Judson College
Carnegie Library, Judson College, Marion, AL

Location: Marion, AL

Extant: Bean Hall

Grant: 1906


Two California colleges received Carnegie grants.

Mills College

Named after Andrew Carnegie's daughter, Margaret.

Location: Oakland. Extant.

Serves as the Administrative Offices and Reading Room.

Florida A&M (F.N.I.S.)
J.B. Stetson University
Carnegie Library, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Location: De Land

Extant: Now Sampson Hall

Monmouth College
C.U. Williams postcard of the Monmouth College Carnegie Library

1905 grant.

Location: Monmouth, Illinois.

Reused as the College's Business offices.

Curt Teich postcard, produced for F.W. Woolworth, of the Carnegie Library of Monmouth College.
North-Western College, now North Central College
Albertype postcard of NCC's Carnegie library.

1905 grant.

Location: Naperville, Illinois.

Renovated and reused as the campus computer center.

E.C. Kropp postcard of North Central College's Carnegie library.
Shurtleff College (defunct)
1948 Curt Teich linen finish postcard.

1907 grant.

Location: Upper Alton, Illinois.

College closed in 1957, but absorbed into Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville.

Serves as its dental school library.

Early Curt Teich postcard of the Shurtleff College Carnegie library.
De Pauw University
"Depauw Carnegie Library" in Greencastle, IN

1905 grant.

Location: Greencastle, Indiana.

Used as an art center.

"Clear View" brand postcard of DePauw University's Carnegie library.

Iowa colleges received seven Carnegie grants for their libraries.

Cornell College
Drake University
Ellsworth College

1903 grant.

Location: Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Served the community and the college. Extant.

1905 grant.

Location: Des Moines, Iowa.

Currently Drake's law library.

1906 grant.

Location: Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Two year (community) college.

Serves as Bullock Jones Hall.

Grinnell College

1903 grant.

Location: Grinnell, Iowa.

Replaced in 1959. Extant.

(L) Interior relaxation nook.

(R) C.U. Williams postcard.

Parsons College (defunct)
Simpson College
Upper Iowa University

1905 grant.

Location: Fairfield, Iowa.

Failed in 1973. Demolished when the Maharishi University took over, and found the campus architecture lacking.

1905 grant.

Location: Indianola, Iowa.

Demolished in 2014.

1901 grant.

Location: Fayette, Iowa.

The David B. Henderson Library was donated in the House Speaker's honor by his friend, Andrew Carnegie.

Baker University
Bethany College
College of Emporia (defunct)
Anderson Memorial Library. Architecturally significant.

1906 grant.

Location: Baldwin, Kansas.


1905 grant.

Location: Lindsborg, Kansas.


1900 grant.

Location: Emporia, Kansas.

Endangered due to structural issues.

Fairmount College
McPherson College
Washburn College

1905 grant.

Location: Wichita, Kansas.

Now part of Wichita Sate University.


1905 grant.

Location: McPherson, Kansas.

Not visible on Google Earth.

1904 grant.

Location: Topeka, Kansas.

Not visible on Google Earth.

Berea College

1904 grant.

Location: Berea, Kentucky.



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