In 1971 the Cravens Graduate Center and Library opened greatly expanding the available space for the Library. Named for Raymond L. Cravens, a Political Science professor and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the CGCL comprised both the Library and the Graduate school.
Dr. Cravens was a Graduate of Western (A.B. ’52, M.A. ’55) and the University of Kentucky (PhD ’58). From 1958 until 1980 Dr. Cravens was involved in many areas of the administration of the University, twice being referenced as a candidate for president.
After many years of library growth, and the move of the Graduate Office, the shortened name Cravens Library began to be used instead of CGCL. Therefore, this week the University Libraries has unveiled the new name of the CGCL – The Raymond Cravens Library.
Come check out the new name, and check out a book or audio-visual material while you are here.