Three men with spades stand in the foreground with a small crowd of lookers-on behind them on the future site of the soon-to-be-built Nyselius Library. The man in the center is Rev. William C. McInnes, S.J., President of Fairfield University, and to his left is Dr. John Barone.
Groundbreaking for a new library building began in 1967. The contractor was E&F Construction Company, and the architect was the firm of Eggers & Higgins. With construction completed, the library was open to students in September 1968. It featured a smoking area, two typing rooms, and the school's first full-time reference librarian. The library was officially named the Nyselius Library in 1971 in honor of benefactors Gustav and Dagmar Nyselius. Image date is approximate.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 8 x 10 in.
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"Groundbreaking ceremony for Nyselius Library." 1967. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/119.