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April 2

Montgomery Library

On April 2, 1962, the ground-breaking service for the new Montgomery Library at Westminster Seminary was held. The Rev. Eugene Bradford, chairman of the committee on the new building, was in charge of the ceremony. There was prayer by the Rev. Robert W. Eckardt, president of the Alumni Association; the singing of the hymn, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"; and the reading of Scripture by A. Donald MacLeod, president of the Students' Association. The Rev. John Murray, chairman of the committee on the Library, came forward to speak briefly and to break the ground. The Rev. Arthur Kuschke, Westminster librarian, was also present.

Among others who also turned a spadeful of earth were Dr. F. Kingsley Elder, representing the Board of Trustees; Mr. MacLeod, representing the Students' Association; Mr. Eckardt, on behalf of the Alumni; Mrs. LeRoy B. Oliver, secretary of the Women's Auxiliary; and Mr. George Marsden, a student of Westminster and a son of the late Rev. Robert S. Marsden, who was the first chairman of the committee for the new Library Building. The service closed with the singing of the hymn, "How Firm a Foundation," and with prayer.

Picture: John Murray with shovel as WTS students George Marsden and William Moreau, OPC pastor Robert Eckardt and OPC minister and WTS librarian Arthur Kuschke look on.

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