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I can find no place on yourwebsite to ask about donations to your library. would you be interested in a donation of a large number of nonfiction

I can find no place on yourwebsite to ask about donations to your library. would you be interested in a donation of a large number of nonfiction books in excellent, mostly new condition?
My name is Martin Hurwitz, telephone 703-847-1999.

A 90-year-old friend is looking for a educational institution to which to give his books when he dies. He's now in rehabilitatiuon from a small stroke and has asked me, his attorney-in-fact, to give him options. I'm contacting libraries to find out who would be interested in getting his books.

He taught at Syracuse and was a graduate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where his specialty was reactor safety.

This won't be an easy gift. He's a book adict and hoarder. He has some 2,000 books, 95% or more nonfiction, mostly science and technology, but also lots of mathematics and history. Most are in new condition, many never read. He started to catalog them, but did fewer than 500 and I find no way to match his cards to books. His books are stacked all over his house, which is in Rockville, MD.

You would have to have someone come look at them and move those you want from his house to your library.

Please let me know if you are interested or not.
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Hello Martin,

We are unable to handle such a large donation.  One of the larger  universities in the area may have the resources to do so. 

Alternately, you could contact Books for America: http://www.booksforamerica.org/, a nonprofit that specializes in building and supporting underfunded libraries.  They are equipped to handle large donations.

Best regards,

Rachel Jorgensen

Information Literacy Librarian

Assistant Professor

Learning Resources Division

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC

E: rjorgensen@udc.edu

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