James Buchanan Portrait Moved to Spahr Library

Fri., Nov. 12, 1971

In 1953 the portrait of James Buchanan, an 1809 graduate of Dickinson, was presented to the college by Mrs. Merle W. Allen. The portrait was painted by famous American portrait artist George Peter Alexander Healy. When the college library moved from Bosler to the newly built Boyd Lee Spahr, the portrait was moved into storage. It was brought out of storage at the suggestion of Charles Sellers and the actions of Professor Ira Michael Danoff, and hung in the Spahr Library.

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Dickinsonian, Nov. 12, 1971, pg. 4.