Music: Offer

To the U. S. Government an offer was made last week. Mrs. Frederick S. Coolidge of Manhattan and Pittsfield, Mass., said that she would give $60,000 for the erection of a small audi- torium "for the encouragement of chamber music," to be attached to the Library of Congress. She further offered to make an endowment to increase the music resources of the Library. Herbert Putnam, transmitting Mrs. Coolidge's offer to Congress for consideration, declared that, if accepted, it would fill "a long-felt need."


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