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Stefansson Gives Arctic Books To Needy and Deserving Green

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson is obviously one man who believes in making donations where they will do the most good. The noted Arctic explorer, now 72, has just donated his collection of Arcticana--comprising 35,000 books, 13,000 pamphlets, and many rare manuscripts and maps that he has collected in his 40 years of exploring--to Dartmouth College.

The collection includes books valued as high as $2,000 and a magnificent crossindex which enables a researcher to look up references to "seal" in 300 volumes. Just how much use it will be in teaching Dartmouth men to navigate snow drifts was not specified.

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