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University Archives - The Changing Campus: 1970

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The decade ending around 1970 saw the highest level of growth at Case and the highest since the 1920s at WRU, as well as the federation of Case and WRU into CWRU.

13 dormitories and 3 commons were built for WRU students, and 15 dormitories and fraternities and 2 commons were built for Case students.

The Health Sciences Center (the Nursing School, Dental School and Sears Tower and the Robbins Building (east wing of the Medical School), and the underground parking garage, and cafeteria) was built. In addition to the Health Sciences Center, WRU completed the Wearn Building and Millis Science Center.

Case continued building up its campus with completions of the Charles M. White Metallurgy Building, Olin Laboratory for Materials, Crawford Hall, and Glennan Space Engineering Building.

Number of buildings in use by CWRU in 1970: 129.

This map shows the "new" campus of the "new" university: CWRU. We see new dormitory complexes on Murray Hill and Carlton Roads, as well as Magnolia Drive, Juniper Drive and East 115th Street. The new Health Sciences Center (next to the old Medical School) is located below University Hospitals on the map.
This aerial shows the new dorms built by WRU and in the foreground the edge of Finnigan Fields (the new athletic fields of the new CWRU).
This aerial gives an interesting view of the original part of the two campuses, now united as one. Note the disappearance of Clarke Field.
This aerial provides a view of the dorms built by Case. Cedar Road is in the foreground. Murray Hill Road is the street before the railroad tracks. Though not evident on this photo, Carlton Commons, Michelson, Glaser, and Kusch, and the four fraternity buildings next to them are on a hill.
This aerial shows the new Health Sciences Center. (It was renamed The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Center in 1994.) In the center is the new Dental School. To its left is the East Wing of the Medical School (re-named the Robbins Building in 2003). The Health Sciences Library is on the first two floors of this building. The tall building immediately behind it is Sears Tower. To the right of the Dental School is the Nursing School. A parking garage is under these three buildings.
Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, November 2004.


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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);
- "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school);
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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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