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DID YOU KNOW?
8 of the 11 Head Faculty Librarians for Hoose Library of Philosophy have been women?
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The historic Hoose Library of Philosophy's iconic stained-glass windows were installed 90+ years ago in 1929 for the opening of USC's first library, by the artisans & craftsmen at Judson Studios.
The windows have undergone full restoration under the project management leadership of April Rabanera (USC Master of Heritage Conservation alum) of the KC Restoration team, USC FPM team, and the Judson Studios team!
The seven window panels were restored to their original location in September 2023, seven feet from the library floor. Each panel is 2.5’ wide, 5’10” in height and curved! The newly refurbished windows can be seen at the top of this box.
Visit the library today to see the newly restored library windows back in place!
The artisans and craftspeople at The Judson Studios, the oldest family-run stained glass company in America, are seen below, hard at work - restoring, repairing, recaming the lead, and cleaning each pane of glass by hand!
Above, the library's windows being safely removed and transported to Judson Studios.
Below, before and after each pane of glass is individually cleaned.
Below, the before and after of the windows in Head Librarian Dr. Melissa Miller's office, restored as part of the same Summer 2023 project:
Interested in learning more about the artist behind the library's beautiful mosaics?
Explore this recent Hoose Library Digital Exhibit on The Bruton Sisters and visit the tab "The Bruton Sisters: Famous Artists Discovered at USC" at the top of the page.
Also, visit the physical exhibit in the library landing, MHP 2nd Floor, on display throughout the Fall 2023 Semester!
Interested in learning more about Trojans in Entertainment, Hoose Library of Philosophy on Film, and Page-to-Screen Adaptations?
Visit the "Hoose Library on Film" tab at the top of the page.
Explore this recent Hoose Library Digital Exhibit!
USC Libraries collections contain a significant number of primary sources available for use by students and researchers.
Learn more and explore how primary sources can be used for research, learning, and teaching.
Hoose Library of Philosophy is one of the most popular places on campus,
a USC HOT SPOT!
Check out our Stats - for a full list of 2022-2023 Infographics,
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