Raynor Memorial Libraries offers more than 1.8 million volumes, hundreds of research databases, computer access, laptops on loan, a multimedia
collection, group study spaces, 24-hour access and library staff members who help researchers from around the world.
Founding of Marquette College at 10th and State Streets
Reading Room established in college building
College library and gymnasium installed in former Holy Name Parochial School building on 10th St.
Marquette College re-charters as a university. Medical and Dental School libraries established.
Marquette University opens its academic year in new quarters in Johnston Hall. Library moves into quarters on the
Law School and Engineering College established. Corresponding libraries established.
Schools of Business and Journalism established.
Graduate School established.
Library reorganization planned under the new Marquette Bureau of Information and Statistics (Irma Hochstein,
Cataloging with the Dewey Decimal system initiated with assistance from UW Library School and student field workers.
Consolidation of departmental collections in new Johnston Hall Library, Room 207.
First "trained" librarian, Mary M. Marshall begins work.
First cataloger, Marie Scheie begins work.
Rev. Francis L. Betten, S.J., Director of Libraries.
Statistics reveal inventory of 30,000 books, 100 periodicals and 100 loan-outs per day. Catalog combined for all
Fr. Betten begins planning for a new library.
Science Library now in Science Building (Marquette Hall). Periodical Library branch now located in Canisius Hall,
an old home at 604 N. 13th St. (now old section of Business Administration building).
New library planning committee formed.
Mary K. Dempsey, Director.
Completion and dedication of Memorial Library building.
William Ready, director.
Acquisition of the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection for Archives.
Founding of the Archives by Rev. Raphael Hamilton, S.J.. Acquisition of Sen. Joseph McCarthy papers for Archives.
Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker collections acquired for Archives.
William Fitzgerald, Director.
Dedication of Legal Research Center, Law Library.
James Riley, Director.
Completion of new addition to Memorial Library.
Journal cataloging with Library of Congress classification system.
Memorial Library designated a Foundation Center Collection and service site.
Rev. James J. Kortendick, S.S., Acting Director.
William M. Gardner, Director.
Formation of Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
Installation of Interlibrary Loan teletype and 3M tattle tape security system.
Formation of Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
Academic Librarians' Assembly formed.
First edition published of Foundations in Wisconsin.
Twenty-one librarians on staff.
Bureau of Catholic Indian Mission records acquired for Archives.
OCLC access obtained through Council of Wisconsin Libraries.
Medical School (which separated from Marquette in 1967) leaves quarters at present Schroeder Complex for the
new facilities in Wauwatosa.
New Science Library opens in former Medical School space, Schroeder Complex. All Nursing, Dental, and Engineering
Collections go to LC Classification. Jay Kirk, Director.
Libraries participate in a national survey of library usage directed by Tantalus, Inc.
INNOVACQ system goes online for serials and acquisitions.
MARQCAT online public catalog opens, incorporating Memorial, Science, and Law Libraries.
MARQCAT circulation initiated, integrated system implemented.
Dewey classification ceases, Library of Congress classification conversion project for Memorial Collections begins.
Using Gopher technology an online campus-wide information system jointly administered by the Libraries and the
Computer Services Division (CSD, now called Information Technology Services), was made available to the Marquette community. A naming contest selects
Marquest as the name for the system.
Dr. Nicholas C. Burckel becomes the 8th Director of Libraries.
Library of Congress classification conversion project completed for Memorial Library. All library general collections
in LC. Campus fiber-optic backbone completed. Campus computer network attachments made in Memorial Library. Staff begin using PC based access to the campus
network and to the Internet.
First wired classroom/lab opens, funded by Parents Association. Rev. John P. Raynor dies, inspiring anonymous challenge
gift of $10 million to begin new library planning.
MARQCAT moves to a Web-based interface. Turnstiles and photocopiers converted to use Marquette IDs. Libraries
participate in rollout of the PrintWise pay-for-print service. Library establishes a site (MORE--Marquette Online Research Environment) on the Web.
Laptop computers complete with wireless cards made available for checkout.
Y2k doesn't destroy the world. Major collections of JSTOR and Project MUSE licensed for campus use. Circulation and
Serials staff functions in MARQCAT move to a graphical based system (Millennium). Over 9,900 files from Special Collections and University Archives moved
to the University Web server to create a Web presence. Library users get the option of receiving library notices via e-mail.
Groundbreaking ceremony for Raynor Library (Oct. 1). Foundations in Wisconsin moved from CD-ROM to Web-based
access. Library users can create their own "holds" on materials checked out. MARQCAT searches via Z39.50 enabled.
Construction begins on Memorial's 2nd and 3rd levels to prepare for the connecting bridge to Raynor Library. Table
of Contents information for recently purchased books added to MARQCAT.
Raynor Library opens (August 4). 24/7 hours begin (Sept. 2). Library dedication (Sept. 19) featuring Martin Sheen,
who received an honorary degree. Renovation of Memorial Library lower, 1st, and 2nd levels continues through much of 2004. Francis Paul Prucha, S.J.,
Archives Reading Room Dedicated (October 2).
Technical services departments move into new 1st floor quarters in January. Lower level of Memorial Library opens new
compact shelving area for Memorial bound periodicals. Second phase of compact shelving added to accommodate Science Periodicals. Renovation of Memorial
shelving and reading areas completed. Entire Memorial monographic collection shifted to incorporate Science Library collection. Science Library closes as a
September - Plugged roof drain causes major water damage through all floors of Raynor.
Janice Simmons-Welburn becomes 9th Director/Dean of Library. Link resolver (WebBridge) added to MARQCAT enables
transition from database citations to full text.
First business manager (Greg Wutcheck) hired. Michael Pate, Assistant Director retires after 22 years at MU. Online
chat Reference - MEEBO introduced.
Jean Zanoni appointed Associate Dean. Digital Projects librarian hired. Quick Search (a.k.a. Research Pro) federated
search engine added to MARQCAT. Count of licensed online databases reaches 400.
Library residency program established. Discovery catalog platform - Encore and re-designed MARQCAT debuted in August.
Re-designed web site launched in December.
Digital collections continue to expand with the addition of two collections - Athletic Hall of Fame, and Building a
Campus. Two previous collections continue to grow - Holy Rosary/Red Cloud School digital collection expands to 1,000 images and the Postcards from Manhattan
collection expands adding dancers.
Libraries go mobile! Access to MARQCAT and the Libraries' website was made available to mobile devices. The
Saint John's Bible and the Stephen Sondheim Collection added to Special Collections.
Libraries conduct Scholarly Communications Symposium. EBSCO's Discovery Service becomes the new MARQCATplus.
Online reservations for group study rooms implemented. e-Publications delivers their 1 millionth download. Mandarin version of the Library Tour video
created. Library sponsors first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Lecture. Digital Media Studio established to assist students incorporating media into their
Alumni access added for two EBSCO databases. Special Collections and University Archives lecture series commemorates
75th anniversary of The Hobbit. Special Collections and University Archives scans their 10,000th image. 4th LibQual library assessment survey