Librarian Bob Morin Gifts $4 Million to UNH

Posted September 2, 2016

Robert Morin was a cataloger in Dimond Library for almost 50 years. A campus icon, everyone recognized him in Murkland courtyard smoking his pipe.

When he died last year, he left a generous $4 million gift to UNH and $100,000 to the Library specifically. Here in the Library, this money will provide scholarships to our student employees, staff members who continue their studies, and help renovate one of our multimedia rooms.

Bob's demonstrated commitment to UNH through his philanthropy is tremendously inspiring. His generous gift allows us to address a number of university priorities.
President Mark Huddleston

UNH is using $2.5 million to launch and expand a career center for use by students and alumni. They will also be using $1 million to help fund the video scoreboard for the new football stadium. UNH is grateful for the money and is putting it to use on their highest priorities.

Morin was a voracious reader, which might be expected as a librarian. Extraordinarily, he read every book published in America from 1930 to 1940 — besides children's books, textbooks, cook books, and books about technology — which amounted to 1,938 books!

For more, read the article in the Washington Post.

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