Answered By: John Kissinger
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2019     Views: 72

The library is named after Clara Wood Gould who was the wife James D. Gould. Mr. Gould was a local businessman who became a member of University System Board of Regents. Mr. Gould oversaw the arrangements to charter the college and obtain the land to build the main campus in 1961 for what would be originally known as Brunswick College. The Main Campus Library was named to honor the work that he did in founding the college. Mr. Gould insisted it be named in memorial to his late wife Clara Wood Gould rather than himself. The Goulds are buried in the cemetery at Christ Church, Frederica on St. Simons Island. Their legacy lives on in their work to create the college as a foundation for higher education in the Golden Isles. 

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