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Sep 6, 2007

Map Center Receives $10 Million Gift

From the Boston Globe:
BOSTON --A retired Boston developer and map aficionado has given $10 million to permanently endow the Boston Public Library's map center.

Norman B. Leventhal also is making a long-term loan of 178 of his most valuable historic maps to the library's existing map center, which is named for him.

Leventhal's loan adds to the roughly 200,000 maps already at the library.

The library's maps are being digitized and put online. That effort will now be accelerated.