Love Library

Love Library was going through some hard times at the beginning of the 1970's. The head of the library claimed that the funding to the library was inadequate (Love Funds). Later, though, when Governor Exon was proposing University budget cuts (Budget Cuts), there were plans to expand the Library. There were also high points for the library during this time period. In 1971, the Library acquired a  rare volume of the "Works of Geoffrey Chaucer" that had been published in 1542. The "Works" were eventually found to be the Library's one millionth volume. At the end of 1971 a Lincoln minister died and his cousin from Massachusetts donated two hundred volumes and other manuscripts from the minister's personal library (Classics).