158 History of Wake Forest College
In the development of their libraries, the Societies had the help and
advice of Professor John Armstrong who, as is shown in the
Proceedings of the Board of Trustees, bought books for the Institute
and was Librarian until July, 1837. It was probably owing to his
suggestion that in the Report on the Institute to the Convention of
1836, the Committee urged that a good library was indispensable to a
seminary that aspired to a high character, and needful both to
professor and student.
A more detailed account of the Societies and the Libraries will be
given in another chapter.