APNewsBreak: Churchill Library To Be Created In DC


Salon Staff
January 19, 2012 1:54PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An international group devoted to preserving the legacy of longtime British leader Winston Churchill is creating the first U.S. research center focused on him at George Washington University.

The Chicago-based Churchill Centre is announcing an $8 million pledge Thursday to establish a new National Churchill Library and Center at the university in Washington. Churchill is widely admired for leading Britain during World War II.

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An agreement calls for transferring rare books and research materials to the university's library and creating the center between 2013 and 2015. The gift will create endowments to support a professor and a curator devoted to Churchill and to 20th century British history.

From the gift, $2 million is devoted to renovating space for the Churchill center and $1 million will fund exhibits and programs.


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