Library Reading Room | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Library Reading Room

Library Reading Room | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A view of the Library Reading Room in 1955, after the modernization of the 1950s was complete.  Most prominent is the division of the room into functional areas:  bound newspaper were read on stands in the area to the right; the west wall was lined with cubicles for microfilm reading; a new centralized circulation/reference desk stood has been moved into the room near the columns; and behind the card catalog were only a few of the original mahogany tables. Out of the frame to the left was a reading area with comfortable chairs. Other changes included modern furniture and acoustical tile and fluorescent lighting in the ceiling.
DESCRIPTION
A view of the Library Reading Room in 1955, after the modernization of the 1950s was complete. Most prominent is the division of the room into functional areas: bound newspaper were read on stands in the area to the right; the west wall was lined with cubicles for microfilm reading; a new centralized circulation/reference desk stood has been moved into the room near the columns; and behind the card catalog were only a few of the original mahogany tables. Out of the frame to the left was a reading area with comfortable chairs. Other changes included modern furniture and acoustical tile and fluorescent lighting in the ceiling.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26478
Creation Date: 1955
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:State Historical Society of Wisconsin photographs, 1880-2010
Genre:Photograph
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SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Balconies
Ceilings
Library buildings
Plasterwork-decorative
Skylights
Furniture
Indoor photography
Men
Societies, etc

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