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The Resource Words of life : celebrating fifty years of the Hesburgh Library's message, mural, and meaning, By Bill Schmitt ; foreword by Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C

Words of life : celebrating fifty years of the Hesburgh Library's message, mural, and meaning, By Bill Schmitt ; foreword by Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C

Label
Words of life : celebrating fifty years of the Hesburgh Library's message, mural, and meaning
Title
Words of life
Title remainder
celebrating fifty years of the Hesburgh Library's message, mural, and meaning
Statement of responsibility
By Bill Schmitt ; foreword by Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C
Title variation
Words of life
Title variation remainder
celebrating 50 years of the Hesburgh Library's message, mural, and meaning
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book celebrates the University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library and its fifty years as a place of evolving service, powerful symbolism, and collaboration. It tells the history of the Library in terms of its meaning to all those who designed it, helped it to become a reality, imbued it with a distinctive identity, and pointed it toward the future. The text by Bill Schmitt and photographs from the University Archives and university photographers give the reader a new appreciation for a building that is central to the university's history and therefore important to supporters of Notre Dame as a place of special value. Schmitt begins with the Library's dedication day in 1964 and explores what the new building meant to Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., who as president of Notre Dame played a key role in its construction and in defining its characteristics and place at Notre Dame. The book focuses especially on the building's best-known feature, the iconic mural named The Word of Life but better known to many as "Touchdown Jesus." Included in the book are numerous photos that transport the reader to the past and enhance an appreciation of the mural and the building for us today. "The lessons I hope will be drawn from the story of this Library and from my role in its fifty-years-and-counting lifespan are a mixture of past, present, and future. I wanted in 1963, and still desire today, for the Memorial Library literally to stand for the future of Notre Dame as a place of unmatched intellectual achievement, free inquiry, and providential contributions to mankind. But I wanted, and still desire, that this be in the context of a distinctive pursuit of truth that is recognized in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and in Our Lady atop the Golden Dome. The muralist Millard Sheets captured this pursuit in the Library's Word of Life mural, too, showing that the pursuit is a legacy passed along since the dawn of human history, a legacy that has generated countless treasures of wisdom, many of which are preserved and accessible here." --Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., from the foreword"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmitt, Bill
Dewey number
027.7772/89
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z733.U865
LC item number
S36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Academic libraries
  • Library architecture
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
  • Universität Notre Dame
  • Universitätsbibliothek
Label
Words of life : celebrating fifty years of the Hesburgh Library's message, mural, and meaning, By Bill Schmitt ; foreword by Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20258388
Dimensions
23 x 26 cm
Extent
xv, 160 pages
Isbn
9780268017835
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013019562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn840465512
  • (OCoLC)840465512
Label
Words of life : celebrating fifty years of the Hesburgh Library's message, mural, and meaning, By Bill Schmitt ; foreword by Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20258388
Dimensions
23 x 26 cm
Extent
xv, 160 pages
Isbn
9780268017835
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013019562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn840465512
  • (OCoLC)840465512

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