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Butler Library Painted Red
"While Columbia University guards were lunching early today [September 25, 1936], a well-organized squad of vandals daubed this red curtain of paint on the university's new library. Work was believed done either by painters' union or students sympathizing with Bob Burke expulsion. Paint is stain that 'sticks.'"
Associated Press, "Wire Photo"
Historical Photograph Collection;Box 162;Folder 13 (Buildings & Grounds - Morningside - Butler Library, exterior)
Associated Press, "Wire Photo", “Butler Library Painted Red,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed December 15, 2017, https://exhibitions.cul.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/butler75/item/586.