Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Benefactor's Day Sept. 12

Sept. 8, 2000

Baylor University's Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) will celebrate Benefactor's Day, the 154th anniversary of the marriage of poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the library.

Benefactor's Day, which expresses the library's gratitude to those who have contributed significantly in 1999-2000, will offer the public several opportunites to view the library's progress toward its Golden Jubilee Celebration in 2001. Special attractions include a display of the designs for the two stained glass windows in the Cox Reception Hall, a demonstration of the lighting system for illuminating the front stained glass windows, as well as the sharing of remodeling plans to accommodate the Dudgeon Browning Database staff.

The library's new web site, browninglibrary.com, will be demonstrated at 5 p.m. in the ABL Lecture Hall. The web site, funded by the Baylor-Waco Foundation, will feature Benefactor's Day live on the Internet.

"I think the web site is the best way to show both the beauty of the building and the extent of the impressive collection of material all over the world," said Michael Davis, assistant to the library's director Dr. Mairi C. Rennie.

In addition, special tours of the library will be given and recent library acquisitions will be on display.

For more information, contact Davis, at 710-4968.

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