By Blaine Taylor It seems to me that the dedication of a library is in itself an act of faith.” The date was June 30, 1941, and the speaker was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in the middle of his third, and most people felt final, term in office as America’s chief executive, just a few months before America’s entry into World War II. The occasion was the inaugural dedication of the very first American presidential library, on the site of FDR’s boyhood home at Hyde Park, near secluded

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