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TWU’s Blagg-Huey Library celebrates 20th anniversary


DENTON – Texas Woman’s University will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Blagg-Huey Library from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the facility.

“This event is a celebration of the library as a landmark, which has done so well for 20 years,” said Marilyn Dunham, interim director of TWU libraries.

The event includes a celebration program, birthday cake and tours of the building. The library’s 20th anniversary celebration is part of TWU’s 2006 Homecoming activities. For more information, call (940) 898-3767.

The Blagg-Huey library is named for former TWU President Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, who will be attending the event.

Dr. Huey was the first woman president of TWU and was only the second woman ever to serve as the president of a Texas state university when she was appointed TWU’s president in 1976. A TWU alum, Dr. Huey served as TWU’s president for 10 years until 1986. She also served TWU as the dean of the Graduate School and a professor of government.

In August 1983, the TWU Board of Regents approved funds for a new library on the Denton campus to be named for Dr. Huey. The library’s groundbreaking occurred in February 1984 and construction was complete in December 1985, with move-in completed in January 1986. The library was officially dedicated on March 7, 1986.

The Blagg-Huey library is a 107,000-square-foot, four-level Georgian structure designed by the Dallas architectural firm of Hendricks and Walls.

For more information on the library’s history and for photos, visit www.twu.edu/library.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

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