Collection of more than 2,700 books spans US presidency

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A new collection of books at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics offers a broad look at the U.S. presidency, with 2,744 books about George Washington, Barack Obama and everyone in between.

After spending 25 years buying the biographies, memoirs and monographs, retired librarian Arthur Young of Manchester donated his collection to Saint Anselm College, which houses the institute and the New Hampshire Political Library. Staff spent six months cataloguing the books and building custom glass-front display cabinets to hold them.

At a dedication ceremony Friday, Young said he considers books works of art and said important ideas and skillful writing are “enduring treasures of our culture.”

He says he hopes students and others will use them to see how the perception of the presidency has changed over time.””

A row of books about President George Washington line a shelf at the New Hampshire Political Library at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on Friday, June 9, 2017. Retired librarian Arthur Young donated 2,744 books to the college’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics, where staffers spent six months cataloguing them and building custom display cases. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

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