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RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 1 197 -5/15/68 1 Ref.: Furman c. ARthur FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SARASOTA--Judges of a contest to select the best personal library owned by a New College senior couldn't decide on a winner-so they decided on two. Larry Alexander and Dion Schaff were named co-winners of the second annual contest, conducted by the library. Each received $100, the gift of an anonymous donor. The libraries of seniors entering the contest were judged on the basis of permanent use to the student and the displaying of a "love of books." It was emphasized that the libraries need not have the largest number of volumes, or be the most expensive. Between 250 and 300 volumes of literature major Alexander's library were purchased at the annual New College library sales, when unwanted or duplicated books are sold to students at low cost. About 800 of the 1300 volumes of Alexander's library related to his major field of literature. In addition, there are about 100 volumes of history and an equal number of philosophical works. About three-quarters of his books were acquired while he was a New College student. more
NEW COLLEGE Page 2 Larry will continue studies in his specialty, literary theory, at Princeton University next year. He was selected a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship designate. More than half of Schaff's 800-volume library was amassed before he came to New College. The rest was acquired here, principally through the college book store. While most of the volumes pertain to Dion's major, philosophy, a number of art books and novels were also purchased for the library. He plans to do graduate work in philosophy at Brown University after graduation. Judges for the contest were New College Professor of Classics Lynndon Clough, Tutor in Political Science William Furlong and James DeJarnatt of the library staff.