Built in 1929, Bizzell Memorial Library stands sentry with its Cherokee Gothic architecture as the focal point of the South Oval. The study center was recently included by website CampusGrotto in its top-25 list of the most beautiful college campus libraries in the nation.

Former OU President William Bizzell is to thank for the design of the building and for obtaining the funds to build it, OU President David Boren said in a release.

The library was included among well-known institutions like Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins University, Darmouth and the University of California, Berkeley.

— Daily Staff Reports

Support independent journalism serving OU

Do you appreciate the work we do as the only independent media outlet dedicated to serving OU students, faculty, staff and alumni on campus and around the world for more than 100 years?

Then consider helping fund our endeavors. Around the world, communities are grappling with what journalism is worth and how to fund the civic good that robust news organizations can generate. We believe The OU Daily and Crimson Quarterly magazine provide real value to this community both now by covering OU, and tomorrow by helping launch the careers of media professionals.

If you’re able, please SUPPORT US TODAY FOR AS LITTLE AS $1. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring pledge.

Load comments