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President Goldfarb and Dean Huesmann to Present Volumes 1,000,000 and 1,000,001


Presentation of Volumes
(The presentation ceremony will be held October 23
from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the Garden Lounge of Malpass Library.)

999,999th Volume -- Under the Guns: A Woman's Reminiscences of the Civil War
Author: Anne Wittenmyer (a Tri-State area native)
Presented by: Marjorie Bordner
Under the Guns is a first-hand account of Mrs. Wittenmyer's experiences as an army nurse during the Civil War, first under General Grant then General Sherman. It provides a unique perspective to one of our nation's defining moments, combining both a regional view of the war and a view from a woman's perspective.

1,000,000th Volume -- Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith The Prophet and His Progenitors for Many Generations (1880 edition)
Author: Lucy Mack Smith
Presented by: James Huesmann, Dean of Libraries

The original edition was written by Lucy Mack Smith, mother of Joseph Smith, in 1853 and published in London. The 1853 edition was recalled several years later by Brigham Young due to its "many mistakes" with many of the works being destroyed. In 1880 the Reorganized Latter Day Saints reissued the original effort. This is a very rare book with only 19 libraries in the nation owning this title.

1,000,001st Volume -- Women in the Holocaust
Author: Dalia Ofer and Lenore J. Weitzman, eds.
Presented by: President Al Goldfarb

This book was chosen to honor Dr. Goldfarb's mother, who spent her teenage years hiding from the Nazis and because both of his parents were Holocaust survivors.

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