Document Type

Autobiographical Writing

Publication Date



Our library occupied the end of one east-pointing wing in the old Evergreen High School building. In furnishings it resembled nothing as much as the traditional reading room: bare rectangular wooden tables surrounded by straight-backed hard-oak wooden chairs. Windows pierced the outside walls that bounded it on the south, east, and north sides. Around the walls rose short semi-full shelves of books that I never saw taken down in my years of occupying the building. No periodicals sat in sight, nor did any traditional finding aids for books or periodicals. At the room’s east end stood an elevated desk and space behind it, then a glass partition with office behind that. On the northwest side was a small entryway with doors into the library, office, rest of the building, and to the outside. The hallway’s interior doors and walls matched those in the library: windowed above wainscoting.


To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.