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In subzero weather, students lug 130,000 volumes of books to new Monmouth College library on Jan. 21, 1970.

Monmouth College cancelled classes during frigid January of 1970, but not because of weather

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In the old Carnegie Library, students prepare for the trek to Hewes Library.
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President Wimpress worked alongside students and employees during the long, cold day.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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