Jessie Ball duPont Library; library dedicated to Jessie Ball DuPont

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Legacies Classification
Memorial Place
Memorial Type
Academic Facility
Named Building
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Title
Jessie Ball duPont Library; library dedicated to Jessie Ball DuPont
Background and Context
The Jessie Ball duPont Library, completed and opened in 1965, honored the University's largest benefactor of the twentieth century. DuPont was the widow of millionaire Alfred duPont. She gave large donations to Sewanee on the condition that her wealth would benefit only white students and faculty, thereby impeding racial integration at the University. The library was not funded by duPont, but by gifts and donations of alumni, friends, and other foundations.
Physical Description
The building is constructed in the original collegiate gothic architectural style of the University of the South. The building is 129,000 square feet and has four floors.
Creator/Participating Person(s)
Date created, installed or dedicated
1965
Location: Institution, City, State

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