A lot of editing happened before the stonecutter started to work
Author: Melissa Mead
Early draft of inscriptions

The Ask the Archivist column in the Fall 2022 Rochester Review answered a question from an alumnus who sought a pair of matching photographs of the inscriptions on the facade of Rush Rhees Library. You can read the article here.

These drafts show Professor John Rothwell Slater's thought processes and the evolution to the final inscriptions.