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Edwin L. Cox

The Edwin L. Cox American Legacy Endowment

Thanks to the generosity of Ed Cox, the Library of Congress has established an endowment to support the acquisition of important, historically significant items for the national collection. This endowment gives the Library, for the first time in its history, the means to acquire a broad range of materials that properly belong in the national library of the United States but that might otherwise be broken up or left in the hands of private individuals or institutions with more limited facilities and public access. The American Legacy Endowment will help insure that special historic materials, especially those that tell the story of Americaís past, are drawn into the nationís library where they will be protected, preserved, and made broadly available for study, both on site in the Libraryís reading rooms and on-line through the National Digital Library.



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