In his address(on page 24, line 23 of the official booklet), Andrew Carnegie publicly announces, for the first time, his intention to build a free public library in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. On May 1, 1901, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library opened to the public.
Photograph from the Official City of
of the new Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Institute building
Resolution of the Board of
Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Congratulating The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Their Centennial
Cover Letter Transmitting Board Resolution to The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Return to News Release - April 7,
Library Legally Established 100 Years Ago by Andrew Carnegie.
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