Columbia Library columns (v.23(1973Nov-1974May))

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Activities of the Friends

Samuels Exhibition. The Jack Harris Samuels Library exhibition
opened with a reception on Thursday afternoon, February 7,
sponsored by the Friends and the University Librarian, which
more than three hundred Friends and invited guests attended. The
exhibition of 150 rare first editions and nranuscripts remained on
view through April 5.

Bancroft Awards Dinner. On Thursday, April 4, members of the
Friends, historians, publishers, university officials, and their guests
—numbering three hundred and ninety in all—assembled in the
Rotunda of Low iVIemorial Library for the annual Bancroft
Awards Dinner. Dr. Gordon N. Ray, Chairman of the Friends,

President William J. McGill announced the winners of the 1974
awards for books published in 1973 which a jury deemed to be the
best in the fields of American history, international relations, and
diplomacy. Awards were presented for the following: Frederick
Jackson Turner: Historian, Scholar, Teacher, by Ray A. Billing-
ton, published by the Oxford University Press; The DevU and
John Foster Dulles, by Townsend Hoopes, published by Little,
Brown & Company; and The Other Bostonians: Poverty and Prog¬
ress in the American Metropolis, iSSo-ipjo, by Stephan Thern-
strom, published by the Harvard University Press. The President
presented to each of the winners a $4,000 award from funds pro¬
vided by the Edgar A. and Frederic Bancroft Foundation.

Future Meetings. Meetings of the Friends during 1974-1975 have
been scheduled for the following dates: Fall Meeting, Thursday,
November 7; Winter JVIeeting, Thursday, February 6; and Ban¬
croft Awards Dinner, Thursday, April 3.

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