February 13, 2002: From the Archives

In November 1933 PAW reported on the need for a new library, citing the more than a mile-and-a-half-long row of books stashed in basements of various campus buildings. This picture seems to bear out that argument, with books piled haphazardly on windowsills and students crammed around a single table. Can anyone identify the scholars and time period of the photo?