Artists: The doors were probably a collaborative design of H. Abbott Lawrence, the son of Ellis F. Lawrence and principal delineator of the library facade drawings, and O. B. Dawson, metalwork artist. In 1940-41, H. Abbott Lawrence would design Dads' Gates which would be executed in iron by Dawson. Dawson considered the gates his finest work.
Media: Large double partially-cast bronze and glass doors. Decoration: Geometric patterns and inter-locking motifs of corn, wheat, and rosettes, and snails. Dimensions: Each door is approximately ten feet tall by five feet wide with large vertical pull handles.