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by excellent linguistic knowledge, constitute a rather unusual
group. Leadership has also been notable, as the following list of
the principal librarians of previous years attests: Sigmund Mann-
heimer, 1884 to 1902; Judah L. Magnes (a graduate of the
Hebrew Union College in 1900), 1902 to 1904; Adolph S. Oko,
1906 to 1933; and Walter Rothman, 1933 to 1945.
In the new Klau Library modernity of beauty and function
blends with the ageless treasures that have been, and are being,
eagerly gathered. The rich heritage thus assembled thrills those
who come to see, motivates those who come to learn, and serves
as basis and springboard to those who would advance Jewish