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The core building of the Carnegie library at LMU was constructed with financial assistance provided by noted industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. As in other similar early university initiatives, many members of the East coast aristocracy made significant contributions toward the effort of building a university in rural Appalachia. The library would later expand in physical size and also honor two other people who had made critical contributions to the advancement of the university. Those two individuals were Bert Vincent, notable journalist from Knoxville, TN, and Robert Finley, a nationally recognized investment professional.