my new hero

Posted: April 17th, 2021 | No Comments »

vartan gregorian, scholar and library advocate, from “Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87”:

“The New York Public Library is a New York and national treasure,” he [Dr. Gregorian] said. “The branch libraries have made lives and saved lives. The New York Public Library is not a luxury. It is an integral part of New York’s social fabric, its culture, its institutions, its media and its scholarly, artistic and ethnic communities. It deserves the city’s respect, appreciation and support. No, the library is not a cost center! It is an investment in the city’s past and future!”

Dr. Gregorian joined Brooke Astor and Mayor Edward I. Koch for a news conference in 1986 on the steps of the library’s flagship building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan.Credit...Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Dr. Gregorian joined Brooke Astor and Mayor Edward I. Koch for a news conference in 1986 on the steps of the library’s flagship building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan. Credit: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

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