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Week of 4 December 1998

Vol. II, No. 16

BU Yesterday


CLA, 1961

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the College of Liberal Arts building on Commonwealth Avenue. The opening of the building -- now the College of Arts and Sciences -- permitted classrooms, offices, and the CLA library to move from the inadequate Copley Square facilities to the Charles River Campus. Most of the top floor of CLA was occupied by a brand-new library, named for BU benefactors Dr. and Mrs. William Chenery. The Chenery Library lasted less than a generation; it was superseded by Mugar Memorial Library in 1966, and its place at 725 Comm. Ave. taken by the CAS department of astronomy. This photograph was taken January 25, 1961. BU Photo Services