Doe Centennial 1912-2012
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Charles Franklin Doe, Benefactor
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Charles Franklin Doe, Benefactor

The Semicentennial of the Charles Franklin Doe Library
CU 12, Box 1, "Doe Library" UC Archives

The Semicentennial of the Charles Franklin Doe Library

Funding for the library came from the estate of Charles Franklin Doe, who died in 1904. Doe and his brother Bartlett manufactured doors and window casings. Doe found further fortune in the lumber business. As a bibliophile, leaving his money to build a library was very appealing to Doe. He left 24 percent of his estate for the new library building, as envisioned in the plans of John Galen Howard.

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