FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECTS
Daytona Beach, Florida -
A. W. Trainor, former local supv., writer. LIBRARIES #665
Complete July 1, 1936
Approx. 300 words R. Goebel, editor.
In DeLand there are two libraries: the Carnegie-
Sampson Library, non-subscription, located on the campus of
Stetson University, serving as a branch of that institution;
and the DeLand Public Library at 449 E. New York Ave.
The main building of the Carnegie-Sampson Library is
the gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie. The annex, built in 1929,
was named,for Mr. 0. T. Sampson, who helped endow the library.
The former, a two-story structure, 150x50, houses the Sampson
Library on the first floor. On the second floor are rooms for
sororities and classrooms. The annex contains the government .
documents on the first floor-and a spacious reading room occupies
the second floor.
There are 36,000 volumes in the library. A prominent
feature is the collection of bound periodicals, which includes
virtually complete sets of all the leading Amerioan and English
magazines and reviews.
The University is a U. S. Government depository for
the State of Fla. with 11,000 volumes, many of them very valu-
able scientific and historic records of general interest to
for reference purposes only.
scholars and investigators/ Hours are from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M.
Organized in 1912, the DeLand Public Library Assoc.
maintained a library in a room in the Stewart Bldg. until 1918,
when it was. transferred by ordinance to the municipality. It
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then became the DeLand Free public Library. In 1932 it was
moved to the present location at 449 E. New York Ave., when
the building was presented to the'oi$y by Seward n. Baker. It
was designated as a memorial-in his name in recognition of
this worthy deed. The library contains 13,000 volumes and
subscribes to numerous periodicals and newspapers. A refer-
ence department of more than 2,000 volumes and 649 volumes of
bound periodicals are available. Privileges are free to tax-
payers and residents, while visitors and temporary residents
may obtain cards for $1.00 per year.
Hours are daily except Sundays and holidays from
10:00 A.U. to 12.00 M. and 2:00 to 6:00 P.M..
By A. W. Trainor,
former local supv.
Edited by R. K. Goebel
July 1, 1936
DAYTONA BEAI FLORIDA
Bulletin of John B. Stetson Univ.,. DeLand, Fla.
Pub. quarterly by J. B. Stetson Univ., DeLand, Fla.
Secretary DeLand Chamber of Commerce, DeLand, Fla.