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Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Historian, educator

As one who has been a devotee of The New York Society Library for many years, I rejoice at the opportunity to say how much the Library, its books, its informed and courteous staff, and its cooperative habits have meant to me, and to generations of New York writers. It has been at once a resource and refuge, and I hope that, in this age of changing and costly library technologies, funds will be found to enable the Library to continue to serve writers for generations to come.