Penn State Time and Place Collection: A gallery of images comparing historic Penn State photographs to their present day locations. From Old Main to the Nittany Lion Shrine, so much has changed yet often remains the same on Penn State's University Park campus.
Home to the College of Communications, Carnegie Building originated as Penn State's first freestanding library, built with a $150,000 gift from philanthropist, steel magnate and Penn State Board of Trustees member Andrew Carnegie. The School of Communications, established in 1986, took up residence following a 1986 renovation. Accredited in 1994, the school became the College of Communications in 1995 and today is the largest nationally accredited program of its kind in the country, one of seven accredited programs in the Northeast.
The Penn State College of Communications will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its current home and Penn State University Park's original library building, the Carnegie Building, on Thursday, Nov. 18. Industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated $150,000 for the construction of Carnegie Library on campus in 1899. Completed in 1904 and dedicated on Nov. 18 of that year, the building served as Penn State's primary library through 1940, replacing the overflowing, two-room library located in Old Main.