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1900 Excerpt: ... he was then enjoying. The Anderson library was
eventually developed into a public institution, and existed as such
till the civil war, when the volumes were stored till 1865, when
they were turned over to the Allegheny Literary Association. Oddly
enough, when the Carnegie Free Library was started in that city,
there was a movement set on foot to turn the collection over to
that institution, and only legal complications prevented the
merging of the volumes that formed the germ of the Carnegie
libraries with one of the collections that were the outcome of Mr.
Carnegie's resolve. The library at Braddock, Pa., was the first
established by Mr. Carnegie in the United States. This was opened
in March, 1889, and its scope is more that of a people's institute
than a library proper, since included in the building are a
swimming pool, billiard rooms, a gymnasium, bath rooms, and an
auditorium supplied with the large pipe organ which is a sort of
Carnegie trademark. This library is supported at Mr. Carnegie's
expense, in view of the large number of his employees who profit by
its benefits. The original gift was $75,000, afterward increased to
$300,000. Last year the catalogue showed 16,652 volumes, while the
librarian's records showed a circulation of 78,142 volumes.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY AT BRADDOCK, PA Another three hundred thousand
were devoted to the library in Allegheny, which was opened in 1890,
though the circulation of books did not begin till 1891. The gift
was made upon the implied condition that the city should
appropriate not less than $15,000 yearly for its support. The
council has done better than this, however, the average being
$20,000, and in recognition of this support Mr. Carnegie recently
increased his donation by $25,000, to be expended in enlarging
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