National Affairs: Library, Librarian

Franklin Roosevelt announced last Christmastide that he would leave to the nation all his private papers since 1910 (numbering some 8,000,000 items) if admirers would build, with private funds, a repository for them at Hyde Park on land which he would donate, and if Congress would keep it up in perpetuity with public funds. Last week this offer lay before the House for acceptance. To Mr. Roosevelt's admirers' dismay, it was declined.

Brought up first on the unanimous consent calendar, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Bill needed a two-thirds vote after Democrat Kent...

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