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Hirschi Founders Library

Student body standing in front of library in 1950

Student body standing in front of library in 1953

Students studying in the reading room of the Hirschi Founders Library

Birkman Chapel and Hirschi Library, 1953

Class of '49 Yearbook

This page from the 1949 class yearbook shows the completed Hirschi Founders Library. The yearbook notes the $75,000 Hirschi donation, the equivalent of $742,000 dollars today. Records of Hirschi's stock sales from F.W. Woolworth & Co., General Electric Company, Montgomery Ward & Co., and National Steel Corporation indicate how he funded his gift to Concordia.

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