Harper College

The Library's 40th Anniversary

The 40 Years of the Library and Beyond project began as a simple request to show how the Library at William Rainey Harper College has changed since its opening in the fall of 1967. Staff of the Library and College Archives sorted through over 40 years of documents, both print and photographic to create a pictorial storyline. The project is constantly changing with new information being discovered daily and exciting changes to the Library about to begin.  

The photographs displayed are mostly digital copies of archival items. They have been adjusted for contrast, brightness, color and size before being added to this page. Original versions of these items can all be found at the Harper College Library Archives.

Information was found through yearbooks, historical texts, and oral interviews.

We would love to hear from you if you have information regarding the history of Harper College Library. Do you know the dates of the photo's displayed? Perhaps you recognize a familiar face. Maybe you have photos or experiences form the Library that you would like to share. Please go to the contact section of this presentation and let us know.

Please feel free to contact the Archives Department at the Harper College Library is you should have any comments or questions about this project or the collections. We will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.

Email: archives@harpercollege.edu

Web: www.harpercollege.edu/library


Last Updated: 1/4/24