A Historic Donation


What happens when a husband-and-wife team of noted historians decides to downsize? A university library gets a load of great books, that’s what.

Robert Utley and Melody Webb are moving to a retirement community in Arizona. Since their new home lacks the space to house the 5,000 books in their library, they sold some to a collector and then donated another 2,000 to Southwestern University in their present hometown of Georgetown, Texas.

The donated books cover a wide swath of American history, preservation and environmental topics. The estimated value? More than $55,000.

512-863-6511 • Southwestern.edu

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