The Librae Beacon
St Paul Public Library
Volume IV FEBRUARY, 1932 Number 2
A GEORGE WASHINGTON YEAR
•"HE year 1932, the two hundredth anniversary of George Washington's birth, is to be dedicated to his memory. All sorts of
groups, from Congress down, are to pay tribute to our first
president. The Public Library receives the publications of
the George Washington Bicentennial Commission, which suggest courses
of study and ways of celebrating the anniversary.
The Library is rich in Washingtoniana of various kinds. It has
numerous lives of the president, from that by John Marshall, published
in 1804, to the latest twentieth century biographies. It has a fourteen
volume set of Washington's writings, besides a four volume edition of
his Diaries. There are facsimiles of his handwriting, and a great variety
of pictures of the man himself as well as of his famous contemporaries.
Should you wish to see illustrations of the homes he lived in or the churches