Fifty years ago, March 17, 1967, the Dayton Memorial Library was dedicated. The library opened in 1966 and was named The Dayton Memorial Library in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton. Mrs. Dayton’s bequest of $850,000 to the university vitalized a 3-year fund drive begun in 1962 by Fr. Ryan to build a science building and a library, and was the largest bequest at that time in the history of Regis. Archbishop Urban J. Vehr officiated at the dedication.
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The water will be turned off in the library from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Archives and Special Collections will be closed Tuesday, June 28, and Wednesday, June 29. The department will reopen on Thursday June 30.
Printing services are unavailable on the 2nd floor of the library. Printing *is* available on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors. Color printing is available in Carroll Hall. We apologize for the inconvenience – please expect noise and dust as improvements are made to this space over the summer.
The Archives will be closed on Tuesday, January 19th, and will re-open Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
The elevator in the Dayton Memorial Library will be unavailable on Thursday, August 14th from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
The elevator cab in the Dayton Memorial Library will undergo renovation starting on July 9th. It is anticipated that work will be finished by July 17th.
During this time, the elevator will be minimally accessible. We will update this post as more details are available or if there are any changes to the dates.
Archives and Special Collections will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28th.
On May 8th, 2014 at the age of 101, Lois B. Hayna received the Colorado Authors’ League Lifetime Achievement Award (see http://t.co/dhaJXxR75e). Her papers are in the Library’s Archives and Special Collections and contain extensive writings from her college days to poems written this year. Hayna did not begin writing poetry steadily until she was in her sixties, and spanning the richness of her life’s experiences, she has not stopped yet. Her topics are extensive and cover her trials and joys that change over time because of youth, [Wild Strawberries] age, [The Nonagenarian Gets A Buzz on] death, [The Necessary Rain] because of culture, [No Warning Signal] and because of circumstances [Wild Honey] and attitude [Why I Dance].
A spectrum of America is reflected in Lois Hayna’s writings, both fiction and non-fiction: rural life in the early 1900s; the Depression, feminism, the changes begun the 1960s, and the corporate world of today. Truly she has won a “lifetime Achievement”.
The Archives are closing at noon Thursday, April 24th, and will be closed Friday, April 25th.
The Archives will open again Tuesday, April 29th, for regular hours.