Explore the Dedication

Below, Harry T. Ice, Chairman of the Butler University Board of Trustees, speaks at the dedication ceremony for Irwin Library on May 1, 1965. Seated from left to right are Harold Boisen, head librarian; Dr. Beauford A. Norris, President of the Christian Theological Seminary; Elsie Irwin Sweeney, President of the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation; Mrs. Robert S. Tangeman (Clementine Miller), Butler trustee and Vice President of the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation; Butler University President Dr. Alexander E. Jones; Demia Butler Professor of English Dr. Allegra Stewart; and Craig E. Pinkus, President of the Student Council. Click on the points to learn more about each speaker and read excerpts of some of their remarks.