In 1973, the book collection of the William M. Randall Library of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) reached 100,000 volumes. To celebrate, the library acquired a first edition Huck Finn by Mark Twain (published in 1885) and held a special ceremony. This first edition is in Special Collections.
An announcement for the Nov. 30 ceremony was in the Seahawk student newspaper.
For comparison, according to 2012/2013 statistics, Randall Library has 481,134 books.
A couple notes from the library's history:
*Wilmington College Library moved from a few rooms in Alderman Hall to its own building during winter break of 1968. It opened in January of 1969 and the official dedication was March 30.
*Randall Libray began planning an expansion in 1985, which was completed in 1987.
This model of Randall Library, circa 1985, is in University Archives in Randall Library at UNCW.