Event Program and Speeches
The program for the dedication ceremony lists the speakers, a brief history of the Irwin family's connection to Butler University, and the many contributors to the library.
Mrs. Robert S. Tangeman (Clementine Miller), delivered the principle address at the dedication ceremony. Her words are a snapshot of Butler University and the world of academia in 1965, yet still hold relevance today for readers considering the current and future status of the university library.
Student Council President Craig E. Pinkus gave an excellent speech which exemplifies the pride Butler students felt at having such a distinctive new library on campus.
The Demia Butler Professor of English, Dr. Allegra Stewart, delivered a speech which reflected an academic's understanding of a library's purpose.