On November 26, Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Insititute (now University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth) broke ground for the Library Communications Center. Designed by Paul Rudolph, it exemplifies the Brutalist style of architecture. The building opened on March 13, 1972.1 The building was renovated in 2006 and rededicated as the Claire T. Carney Library.2
In 1969: At the October 1969 NELA conference, the closing luncheon featured Arthur C. Clarke, author of many science fiction novels including 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke spoke on the topic of "Life in the Year 2001."3
TODAY: Mr. Clarke authored more than 100 books, and 2001: A Space Odyssey was made into the classic Stanley Kubrick film. Clarke died on March 19, 2008.4
What else happened in 1969?
1. lib.umassd.edu [link].
2. lib.umassd.edu [link].
3. Bureau of Library Extension newsletter, August 1969.
4. www.biography.com [link].
5. www.pbs.org [link].
6. abcnews.go.com [link].
7. nasa.gov [link].
8. woodstock.com [link].
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