1. Name of building: Dana Library
2. Year it was named: 1967
3. Cost of naming building: can’t find in either display cabinet or website.
4. Reason for naming building after the individual:
John Cotton Dana – Newark’s First Citizen
John Cotton Dana was a remarkable man whose vision and achievements continue to influence librarians and library users across the nation.
John Cotton Dana was involved in much of the public life in Newark. For example, he served on the board of trustees for the institutions which have coalesced into Rutgers-Newark. When the New Jersey Law School first expanded its two year preparatory program into a four year college in the late 1920s, it was named the Dana College. This is approximately the time that Dana’s name became associated with the library supporting the College as well as the Seth Boyden School of Business. In honor of his contributions, John Cotton Dana was known as Newark’s First Citizen.
5. Where information was obtained for this report: The information found from display cabinet in Dana Library, and Rutgers Online Library.
6. Difficulty or ease in researching building: Easy
7. Two pictures of you next to/in front of the building showing the building name and/or plaque