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Tran Library New Student Guide: Library History

A Guide About Tran Library for New Students from a Student.

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There is a lot of history and art within the library to be found. Walking in, you can see the stained up lining the second floor. But there are painting and art pieces around the library for students to find as they walk around. 

Then the library has a rich history with the multiple building changes and renaming. The library also has the remaining pieces of the original Boxer statue! 

Library Renaming

The library was renamed the Tran Library is 2017 after Tim and Cathy Tran (Class of 1974). While Tim and Cathy were a big part of the library while they were at Pacific.

You can read their story here, "A Journey Home", from the Pacific Magazine.

The sign for the Tim & Cathy Tran Library

Library Building

Pacific University's first library was located in Carnegie Hall and was built in 1912. After that, the Library was located in Scott Hall. The current library building was opened in 2005!

The trees that were removed for the Library's building were used by Benjamin Shook as pieces of furniture throughout the library. He designed and constructed the tables and chairs that can be found on the first and second floor of the library.

The stained glass panels, titled "Tradition, Transition, Transformation", were created by Walter Gordinier (Class of 1973). They are on the second floor of the library.

Library tree chair and table and the stained glass on the second floor