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Old Botany Building is pictured in the background during a 1941 snowstorm. During this time, Old Botany was occupied by the Penn State ROTC.

The Allen Street Gates on the campus of Penn State. The road through campus was closed in 1924.

Charles W. Mann Jr., chief of rare books and special collections at the University Libraries for more than 40 years, co-authored with Penn State Professor Philip Young the landmark book, “The Hemingway Manuscripts: An Inventory,” in 1969.

In this undated photo, taken after the greenhouse had been removed in 1939, a young woman walked past Old Botany after a snowstorm.

Prior to 1940 Allen Street continued through Penn State's main gate at the intersection of College Ave. Today, an iron gate and sidewalks replace the original street. This photo of the main gates and Allen Street running through the University Park campus was taken circa. 1924.

Elms line a portion of the mall looking toward Pattee Library.

Using a field ion microscope of his own design, physicist Erwin Mueller saw an atom for the first time.

Practical education in agriculture such as this short course in the judging of driving horses, was a foundational concept of the Farmer’s High School (Penn State) and the Land Grant Act.

The road through the Penn State campus at the Allen Street Gates was closed in 1924.

Elm trees line the mall area looking toward Pattee Library.

Joe Paterno, back row far left, with the rest of the 1950 Penn State football coaching staff.

The front of Old Main in the 1930s after an American Elm was planted on the left-hand side of the building. Additional photos and information on this tree's planting are available at

David Alston, Penn State's first African-American football player. To watch a video about his life, visit online.

The interior portion of the mall area was planted with elms in 1895. Looking toward College Avenue, the Armory is barely visible at right. On the left is site of present-day Schwab Auditorium.

Penn State's first Lion mascot in the 1920s

Originally called the Museum of Art, the building's initial 1972 design was a three-story structure that was accessed via an entrance, at right, in what is now the Gallery Cafe.

Joe Paterno, back row far left, with the rest of the 1950 Penn State football coaching staff. For larger version of photo, click on image above.

This image, of members of the Ballroom Dance Club during a swing dancing session, is part of the exhibit.

A worker prepared an exhibition in 1972 during the inaugural year of the Museum of Art, which would later be named the Palmer Museum of Art.

On April 19, 1958, Vance Packard, seated, signed copies of

This photograph, taken around the turn of the last century, shows the meticulously laid-out botanical gardens that once graced Old Botany Building's front yard. Behind the building is the row of pine trees which lined a trail known as the "ghost walk."