Answered By: Stacy Williams
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015     Views: 126

The 6 stained glass windows in the Doheny Memorial Library lobby were designed by the Boston artist Wilbur Herbert Burnham. The windows contain decorative medallions of foreign and American universities and noted scholars throughout history.

From left to right on the top row:

  • Socrates holds a scroll and the cup of deadly hemlock he was forced to drink
  • Plato holds a book and scroll
  • Aristotle holds a scroll and rule
  • Moses Maimonides, the Jewish philosopher, humanitarian, physician and theologian, holds a book that represents his “Guide”
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, who holds a book, is depicted with the sun on his breast
  • Francis Bacon holds an open book

The middle row features seals of American schools (left to right):

  • Harvard University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University

The lower row depicts the seals of foreign universities (left to right):

  • University of Paris
  • Trinity College (Dublin)
  • Oxford University
  • Heidelberg, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima)
  • Universidad Nacional de Mexico (Mexico City)

More information is available on the history of Doheny page.

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