Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Library History- Shilling Hall
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From the beginning in 1903, "The library occupied rooms on the south side of the main corridor, east of the central stairway in the Liberal Arts Building [now Shilling Hall]. There it remained for twenty-eight years, gradually expanding in its vicinity until at last it overflowed altogether and was removed to its own new building in 1931." (Gage, Daniel J. The Millikin Story, 1900-1970. Typescript, p.32.)



October 14, 1903: Darwin's Animals and Plants Under Domestication was the first library title catalogued.
Both volumes of it are still available in the library's stacks.

1906 Millikin University Library Science class.
Front row, left to right: Anne Boyd, [?], Minnie Redmon, Jessie Ferguson. 
Second row: Eugenia Allin (instructor), Florence Scott, Estelle Bryant, Isabel Bumgarner
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL