Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tarleton Thursdays: Did You Know?

40 Years & 2 Months!

Today marks the day of my last blog as a librarian at the Tarleton State University Dick Smith Library! I am retiring after 40 years and 2 months of working at the Tarleton library! I will miss the library but will continue to post the "Tarleton Thursdays: Did You Know?" every other week this semester!

Many changes have occurred on the Tarleton Campus in the 40 years I have worked here! Not to mention, the 3 1/2 years prior to 1970 that I was a Tarleton student, and the 4 years as a high school student coming to march in the Homecoming Parade and attending the Homecoming football games! The Tarleton Center was the student center (shown above); the Education Building was the Administration Building; the Dining Hall was in the "green space" beside the president's house; the Mens Gym was a large wooden structure in the Fine Arts parking lot; the Women's Gym was where IT help and Telecommunications is now, and it had a swimming pool (in the IT/Telecom parking lot); the Math building was the Science Building; you could actually "cruise the island".......AND we had a card catalog!

Wow! Wonder what the Tarleton campus will be like in another 40 years!

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