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Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library

 
 
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By Mark Hilton
1. Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library Marker
Inscription.  
Margaret Isadora King
1879-1966
Salutatorian of the class of 1898, King became the first librarian of the University in 1912. She expanded the collection from a single room to over 400,000 volumes by 1948. She also served as an instructor in both Library Science and English.
Class of 2009

Margaret I. King Library
Opened in 1931, and named to honor Margaret I. King in 1948, the King Library served as the main library for the University of Kentucky until the William T. Young Library opened in 1998.
Class of 2009

 
Erected 2009 by University of Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2315.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.219′ N, 84° 30.192′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Funkhouser Drive. Located between the
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By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Margaret Isadora King marker at the library.
Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and the M.I. King Library at the University of Kentucky. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 179 Funkhouser Drive, Lexington KY 40506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maxwell Place (within shouting distance of this marker); What's in a Name? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas D. Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barker Hall and Buell Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gillis Building 1889 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beck House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. This marker was entirely funded by student donations as part of the University of Kentucky (UK) Student Development Council (SDC). Each year, by tradition, each graduating class of UK shares a piece of UK and Kentucky history through this marker program. The SDC has raised more than $110,000 for the marker program and student scholarships as part of the Live Blue Legacy Program.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Historical Society on the Margaret I. King Library. (Submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen
 
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By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. Margaret I. King Library Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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