Dartmouth Library Receives the Saint-Gaudens Medal

The medal honors the library’s care and preservation of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens papers.

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial, a partner and advocate for the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, N.H., awarded the Saint-Gaudens Medal to the Dartmouth Library on June 21 in recognition of the library’s exemplary care and preservation of the papers of the renowned American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as those of other Cornish Colony artists and the Saint-Gaudens Memorial

In a ceremony at the Dartmouth Library’s Rauner Special Collections Library, Dean of Libraries Sue Mehrer accepted the medal on behalf of the College.

“Caring for these materials over the years and ensuring their long-term usability has been a privilege indeed, and we are deeply grateful to those who entrusted us with these wonderful collections,” Mehrer says.

Rauner Special Collections Library houses Dartmouth’s rare books, manuscripts, and the archives of the College. In addition to the Saint-Gaudens papers, which were presented to Dartmouth by the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in 1964, it preserves the collections of such Cornish Colony artists and writers as Maxfield Parrish and Percy MacKaye as well as the early records of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial.