Aftermath of Law Library Fire, North Carolina Central University
In 1969 a disgruntled former student started a fire in the North Carolina Central School of Law, destroying $500,000 worth of library books. Many of these books were long out of print and thus irreplaceable. Students, staff, and faculty rallied to repair what they could and held a fund drive to raise money to buy the items that could be replaced. The library today houses more than 400,000 titles.
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