Establishing the Library

Dr. Carpenter saw a strong university library as a cornerstone of the educational process, and advocated for the development of the library during his tenure.

President Carpenter reviewing initial library books, with Board of Regents member Robert Mautz in 1972.

President Carpenter reviewing new books to build the library's initial collection, with Board of Regents member Robert Mautz in 1972.

Presidents Thomas Carpenter and Andrew Robinson at the dedication of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, August 15, 1981

Presidents Thomas Carpenter and Andrew Robinson at the dedication of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, August 15, 1981

Presidents Thomas Carpenter and Andrew Robinson, shake hands at the dedication of the new Thomas G. Carpenter Library building on August 15, 1981.

Presidents Thomas Carpenter and Andrew Robinson, Dedication of the new Thomas G. Carpenter Library building on August 15, 1981.

President Carpenter, February 7, 2008

President Carpenter next to a READ poster with his image in the Thomas G. Carpenter Libarary in 2008

Campus Construction, 1972

Portraits 1978-1980