The John R. Kirk Library
From 1940 until 1993, the personal library of President Emeritus John R Kirk (1900-1925) resided in cases built especially for it in the Kirk Room of Kirk Memorial. The primary subjects of the collection, which Mrs. Kirk gave to the college after her husband's death in 1937, are the social sciences (psychology) and the philosophy of education. The books are now one of Pickler's special collections. President Kirk's papers are in the University Archives.