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Low Memorial Library Postal Card

In recognition of Columbia University's 250th anniversary, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative postal card that depicts the Low Memorial Library on March 25, 2004. A First Day of Issue Ceremony took place on that date in the Faculty Room of the Library. Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger spoke at the ceremony. The 23-cent stamped postal card is now available at most post offices.

Illustration of postal card from USPS Press Release.





A postage stamp depicting the Low Memorial Library was issued in 1954 on the bicentennial of the University. The postal service now commemorates major college and university anniversaries only through postal cards in the Historic Preservation series.



The University developed a First Day Cover for the occasion which included a personal letter from then University President Grayson Kirk. 




The postal service issued a postal card for the Redwood Library and Anthenaeum in 1999.  These cards offer an opportunity for creating First Day Covers in combination with other stamps.

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