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The Margery F. Masinter Endowment for the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Library

Margery and Edgar Masinter donated funds to establish the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library.   This endowment has been used to supplement general acquisition funds for the purchase of design and decorative books for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design library.

In past years, the endowment has funded several hundred much needed design books especially in the area of 20th century decorative arts & design subjects – a special interest of the donors.  On occasion, Masinter funds have also been used to obtain special collection materials and to fill in gaps in our journal holdings.

– Stephen Van Dyk, Librarian, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum Library, 2013.