Aftermath of Law Library Fire, North Carolina Central University

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.