W&M alumnus donates almanac collection to library

By Tami Back March 7, 2017

Alumnus Joseph Daragan ‘71 and his wife, Pam, recently donated their collection of 18th and 19th century almanacs to William & Mary Libraries. Among the collection’s more than 450 almanacs is a first edition copy of Poor Richard’s Almanack, published by Benjamin Franklin in 1756.

“For any collector, there comes a time when you no longer consult your collection as often as you did while building it. Having reached that time, I determined to find a new home for my collection,” said Joseph Daragan. “I hope that my almanacs will be useful to the William & Mary community for many years to come.”

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