University of Louisville: Belknap Campus

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Belknap Campus, the historic heart of the University of Louisville (UofL), was laid out just before the Civil War as a city-owned reform school and orphanage. In 1925, the university acquired the site, relocating its undergraduate college and adding an engineering school. Eight structures from that earlier use give the modern campus its strong historical feel. This volume is rich with images of student life, from homecoming and campus hangouts to intramurals and sports. University of Louisville: Belknap Campus chronicles the dramatic expansion of the campus into adjacent neighborhoods, drawing heavily on archival sources. The Belknap Campus story provokes both warm recollection and pride in a 200-plus-year-old institution that is part of the core fabric of what makes Louisville great.
ISBN: 9781467127561
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Campus History
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tom Owen has worked as an archivist and historian at the University of Louisville since 1968. He has produced many radio and television features and gives local history talks and tours. Owen served as a city council member for over 20 years. Sherri Pawson has worked at UofL for over 30 years. She has provided reference service and research on university and local history. Pawson was a research assistant for the Encyclopedia of Louisville and The University of Louisville.
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