Here’s the final installation of our scintillating “Inside Fondren” series. These images are behind the scenes and a little more recognizable to me. I’m least sure about this first one. I suspect it might be reference but really that’s just a guess. Any thoughts about the purpose of the carousel type thing at left?
I’m almost certain that this shows Acquisitions, as I recognize the woman at the desk as our own Nancy Boothe ’52, later head of the Woodson:
And this must surely be Cataloguing, although it feels like a different room:
All in all it looks like a nice quiet place to work in the warm company of books.
Bonus Holiday Hangover: I was over at campus for a little while this morning and it is still mostly deserted. The cleaning crews, though, were (as usual) hard at it. Note the wilting poinsettia.