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An Anonymous Patron writes "The Poughkeepsie Journal Covers the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, the first of the nation's 10 presidential libraries founded in 1939 when he donated his 15,000-volume private library and 16 acres of his family's estate in Hyde Park.
''It seems to me that the dedication of a library is in itself an act of faith. To bring together the records of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved for the use of men and women in the future, a nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. It must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its own people so to learn from the past that they can gain in judgment in creating their own future.''"