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Contribute to a UD Time Capsule

By Katy Kelly

During the Roesch Refresh renovation project, construction crews found a surprise within a first-floor wall: A metal box, presumably a time capsule from the building’s early years. 

When the box was opened with the help of a construction contractor’s heavy-duty metal-cutting aviation snips, we found an invitation to Roesch Library dedication on September 25, 1971; a campus map; a brochure about the hours and locations of services; and photographs from the groundbreaking. 

The time capsule prompted University Libraries to invite ideas and contributions for a new capsule that will be placed within a first-floor wall later this fall. What best represents UD and the world in 2019? Can it fit in a shoebox? Post your ideas on Padlet by Nov. 9; you can remain anonymous or ‘like’ or comment on others’ posts; all posts are moderated.

— Katy Kelly is associate professor and coordinator of marketing and engagement in the University Libraries.

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