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Monday, June 23, 2008

Dallas Public Library Texana Collection

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library's 7th floor needs first priority

by Robert Miller - Dallas Morning News

12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, June 22, 2008
Funding for the 13-year renovation of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library might be compared to a marathon: The desire toward the finish is as great as ever, but the legs lack the fire they had at the beginning.
Margaret McDermott's generosity launched the effort to renovate all eight floors of the central library in 1995, and so far the Friends of the Dallas Public Library have gotten $13.9 million in private and public sector money toward a goal of $19.8 million, said Deborah Brown, executive director of the Friends.
The money needed to renovate the seventh floor – the only one not covered by funding so far – is $5.9 million.
Since the Friends group is responsible for raising half – the city is matching that amount dollar for dollar – its commitment is $2.95 million."

"The seventh floor includes Texas/Dallas History and Archives, Fine Book Collection, O'Hara Exhibit Hall and Texas Center for the Book.
"The Texas/Dallas History and Archives division collects, preserves and makes available to researchers materials relating to the history and culture of the city of Dallas and the state of Texas," Ms. Brown said. "


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