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Ln Memoriam

(^.ORl.Iss La\io\i, a teacher, philosopher, and author
who generoush' supported the (!iolunibia Uiii\'ersil\' Libraries for many years,
died in his home in Ossining, New York, on April 27, 1995. Dr Lamont became
a Friend of the Libraries in 1952 and remained an active member until his
death. A widely respected scholar and an eager defender of civil liberties, he was
the author of many books, including Russia Day by Day (1933), The Illusion of
Immortality (1935), The Peoples of the Soviet Union (1946), and The Philosof)hy of
Humanism (1949). In 1974, he was honored h\ the Friends for his establishment
of major research collections in the Rare Book and Manusciipt Libraiy, includ¬
ing writings by George Santayana and ]ohn Masefield and art by Rockwell Kent
He established a chaii" in civil liberties at the Columbia University Law Schoc^l in
1982 and in 1986 donated funds for the newly created C^oiiiss Lamont Reading
Room in the Rare Book and Manuscript Librar\". Dr Lamont was a gracious and
courageous friend whose presence will be sorely missed.
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