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Collection Photo Archives
Object ID M_1_393
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title [Pyne Library]
Description Pyne Library, Princeton University. Marquand Chapel is visible in the background.

Pyne Library is now known as the East Pyne Building. In 1897, the University needed more space for its library collections and built Pyne Library, connected to the earlier Chancellor Green Library building. Pyne Library was funded by Moses Taylor Pyne's mother, Mrs. Percy Rivington Pyne, and designed by William A. Potter.

Chancellor Green and Pyne Library were used as the university library until Firestone Library was completed in 1948. From 1948 until 1965, the East Pyne Building was used for administrative offices; then it was renovated to house classrooms, offices, and part of the Chancellor Green Student Center.
Place Princeton, NJ
Print size 4" x 5"
Subjects Buildings
Universities & colleges
Libraries
Stone buildings
Trees
Arches
Chapels
Religious buildings
Streets
People Potter, William A.
Pyne, Moses Taylor
Pyne, Mrs. Percy Rivington
Search Terms Princeton University
Pyne Library
East Pyne Building
Marquand Chapel
Notes In pencil and pen on back of photo:
M.1 Pyne Library
5530
P Univ.
Pyne LIbrary
Marquand Chapel