The Welles-Brown Room has always beckoned readers into its plush interior. It was envisioned as a browsing library in which students would find themselves irresistibly drawn to good books. In addition to providing the comfortable club like atmosphere for study, the Welles-Brown Room is a favorite for visiting speakers, receptions and social events.
Trustee Roger Friedlander, Class of 1956, and his wife Carolyn generously funded the refurbishment of the Welles-Brown Room and the Lobby in 1999 in anticipation of the University’s Sesquicentennial. This powerful portrait was painted by artist Thomas Insalaco.
The Meredith Brown Skelton (1899-1925) Memorial window painted by Martin Travers, is located in an alcove opposite the entrance door to the room. The window was designed to be a decorative landscape symbolic of life in and beyond the University.