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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00
EUREKA – The estate of a former Reagan administration official has donated a collection of approximately 500 books to Eureka College.
The family of Charles Z. Wick of Los Angeles, who was director of the United States Information Agency during Reagan’s two terms as president, gave the books to the college in July. Wick died in 2008.
Books written by or about Reagan will be housed in the Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research Center, which opened in 2011 in Melick Library. Some of the non-Reagan-related books, including some signed by the authors, will be added to special collections in the library, according to the director of Melick Library and archivist, Anthony Glass. The college has not determined the monetary value of the collection.
“The special, close relationship Charles Wick enjoyed with Eureka College’s most famous alumnus makes this contribution all the more meaningful for the college,” said John Morris, director of the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College. “The Wick donation will enrich the titles in the college’s important Shenkman collection of Reagan-related books.”
Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932.
The Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research Center is in the process of acquiring the estimated 1,000 books written about Reagan to add to the existing collection of primary documents, letters and objects in the college archives and in the Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College. The Shenkman Center is open to the Eureka College community and to Reagan scholars from around the world.
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