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Damage from Hurricane Camille - 1969

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Windows were smashed. Books, periodicals, furniture, records, and art pieces were swept away by the hurricane.
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Some files and card index items were salvaged as the clean-up began after the hurricane.
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Damaged by fierce winds, the roof of the library allowed pooring water onto undamaged books in the rains that came in the aftermath of the hurricane.
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Boarded windows protected the library from the elements after the storm. Soldiers guarded the wounded building against looters in the days immediately following.
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After the hurricane, librarians found broken furniture and water-logged books.
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This photograph shows the interior of the library about three months after the hurricane. Evidence of rehabilitation is discernible.
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