Main Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

This illustration shows the front exterior and an architectural detail from the main library on the campus of the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

Photos by C. E. Redman, Albuquerque, N. M.

The description states:

THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY — contains more than 125,000 volumes with a total capacity of over 300,000. Of Pueblo-style architecture, this beautiful building was opened in 1938. The carvings are in the symbolic Indian motif and the furniture and other ornamentations are entirely authentic of the Southwest.

THE GREAT CHANDELIER — in the reference room is said to be the largest of its type ever made by hand. it follow the design of the lamps used by the early Spanish conquistadors.

–There are now four libraries on the campus, and they contain over 3 million volumes.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

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