The Jefferson Library is approaching its 5th anniversary this April. When I saw the completed building five years ago, I couldn’t help but wonder how Jefferson himself would perceive the building. Architecture aside, I think he would love the space for all those books. It would not be such a crazy idea that he would carve out a place for himself behind the staff room door. He might create a larger suite for himself by knocking out or adding a few walls and spreading himself out in the Nichols Room, use the back terrace for plants, and get easy access to all the books right through this door.Well, anyway, Happy Early Birthday, Jefferson Library!
–Bryan Craig, Technical Assistant, Jefferson Library