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University Archives - 180 Events from 180 Years: 1930s

 
 

1930

William E. Wickenden was inaugurated as Case School of Applied Science's third president.

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1931

The College for Women was renamed Flora Stone Mather College in honor of early benefactress, Flora Stone Mather.

 

1932

Western Reserve University established a chapter of the Society of Sigma Xi, an honorary scientific society.

 

1933

The Western Reserve University Faculty Club was located at 2035 Adelbert Road.

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1934

Winfred G. Leutner was inaugurated as Western Reserve University's eighth president. A graduate of Adelbert College in 1901, he was the only alumnus to serve as president.

 

1935

Western Reserve University trustees renamed the School of Nursing in honor of U. S. Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton.

 

1936

Mather House was converted into a cooperative dormitory for the 1935/1936 academic year. Residents worked about 1 hour per day in exchange for a reduction in the usual dormitory fee.

 

1937

Trustee Andrew Squire (pictured here) and his wife, Eleanor, willed their property, Squire Valleevue Farm, to Western Reserve University.

 

1938

The School of Pharmacy maintained a drug garden where they grew plants for medicines at Squire Valleevue Farm.

 

1939

With the construction of a new addition, Eldred Hall's main use changed from a student union to a theatre. The production of Spook Sonata formally opened the new theatre addition.

 

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve Archives, February 2006.
   

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Why isn't the book on the shelf?
Find out where a book is before you go to the shelf. Search the Case Catalog to see what it says like
- "Check Shelves" (look on the shelves, find it, & check it out);
- "Just Checked In" (ask staff for help, it's nearby, but too soon to be back on the shelves yet);
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Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.

Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.

What does "Check Shelves" mean?
"Check Shelves" means it is supposed to be on the shelf. If it isn’t there, double-check what the Case Catalog currently says to make sure that nobody else has checked it out or has kept it out too long.
How long does reshelving take?
The times are different, depending on what is being reshelved and what time of semester it is. KSL goal: to reshelve journals within 24 weekday hours, reshelve books within 48 hours. During peak times (end of semester) the time can be longer. Ask staff at the Main Service Desk for help.
How do I reserve a book?
Books are on the shelves for anyone who needs them, and are not reserved for individual use. If our book is checked out, order a copy from the OhioLINK.
Where are the UL Storage Stacks?
KSL has a university center half a mile from KSL, where lesser used or brittle books are kept, and the catalog search screen will display "UL Storage." You can visit the Center during daytime hours, or use an online request form to bring back the item to KSL. The center is now called RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center.)
Can I get a book or video on a specific date?
Yes, Case faculty, staff, & students can find out more details and use a convenient online request form for Book a Video or DVD  (KSL’s other collections are available only on a first-come basis for everyone, and cannot be booked ahead of time.)
What does a Book on Order mean? When will it get here?
When the catalog item displays “1 copy ordered for (library name)” the item is already in the library getting the final processing labels, etc., and will soon be on the shelf! Ask staff if there are other copies avaialable in OhioLINK in the meantime, or if you have an urgent need.
What is a PIN?
Your PIN is not assigned, you choose what it is and enter it on the Case Catalog at “View Your Library Record,” following the instructions. A Case Library PIN is a Personal Identification Number that protects your information, just like your bank ATM asks for a similar security PIN.
How do I get a library account & where can I look at it?
Case faculty, staff, and students automatically have online library accounts. You can look at it on the Case Catalog under “View your library record.” Use your library account to renew items on line and keep track of what you have checked out or ordered from OhioLINK or RRCC or Iron Mountain sites. Your Case ID is your library card!

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