Operation Booklift 1963

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The video uses archival images to tell the story of September 18, 1963, when 653 Bridgewater College students moved 50,000 books across campus in four hours and nine minutes to populate their new library. The video also includes footage from the dedication of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library in 1964 and an authentic video tour of campus in the early 1960s. Video created by Special Collections Student Assistant Savannah Laury.