Miller Center gets
grant for new wing
Miller Center of Public
Affairs has received a $1.6 million pledge from Betty Scripps
Harvey and her husband, Jeremy G. Harvey, acting on behalf of
the Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Foundation. The donation,
which comes as a challenge grant, will create the Scripps Library
and Multimedia Archive to house the Miller Center's unique collection
of materials on the American presidency and a world-class research
program on American government.
Scripps Library will be part of the new east wing, to be named
for Kenneth W. Thompson, former longtime director of the center.
groundbreaking ceremony took place Oct. 27, including a speech
by Harvard historian and former presidential advisor Richard Neustadt.