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University Archives - The Changing Campus: 1900

1892 | Return to Introduction | 1910

By 1900 Case had added the Electrical Laboratory for electrical engineering and a small observatory for astronomy to its campus.


WRU added 4 buildings for Adelbert College (Hatch Library, Physics Building, Eldred Hall, and the Biology Building – known as DeGrace Hall since 2001). The addition of these buildings was necessitated by the increasing enrollment. In 1890-1891 Adelbert’s enrollment was 80. In 1900-1901 the enrollment was 198. The new laboratory buildings (Physics and Biology) were also used by the women students for their science classes.

 

A building was also completed for the Law School. This was the first building built exclusively for the Law School. The School had been housed in the Ford House previously.

Number of buildings in use by Case in 1900: 6.

Number of buildings in use by WRU in 1900: 19.

This map features the Adelbert and Case campuses. Adelbert added 4 new buildings since 1892. The sidewalk running north and south parallel to Adelbert Road was known as the Adelbert Walk. Case added the small observatory situated between the Chemical and the Mechanical Laboratories.
Here you see a view of the Case campus taken from the roof of Adelbert Main. From left to right are: Electrical Laboratory, Mechanical Laboratory, Chemical Laboratory, 1892, and Case Main.
A print of the Adelbert campus. You see, left to right, Hatch Library, Adelbert Main, Physics Building, Biology Building, Adelbert Hall (dormitory), and Adelbert Gym, 1888. In the foreground is Eldred Hall. In this image, Eldred has been rotated 90 degrees. The front entrance actually faces Physics and Biology.
A view of the College for Women campus taken from Bellflower Road. Left to right are: Harkness Chapel, Clark Hall, Haydn Hall, and Guilford House.
 
Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, November 2004.

 

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Collections FAQ

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);
- "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school);
- "Due mm/dd/yyyy" (it’s checked out until that date.) 
Tip: If it is not available, order an OhioLINK copy
Can I return books to a different Library?

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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