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Aug 30, 2016 3:31 PM

Deceased UNH alum and library staff member leaves $4 million estate to school


DURHAM — A cataloguer at the Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire gifted a $4 million estate to the university when he died just over a year ago.

Robert Morin, an alumnus of '61, had a passion for consuming and chronicling media. He is known to have been a great movie lover who watched 22,000 videos from 1979 to 1997.

He then read every book published in America from 1930 to 1940 in chronological order, regardless of genre.

He reached the year 1938, the year he was born, prior to his death.

Reports say that $1 million will go to a new scoreboard for the football stadium, and that Morin watched football games closely, mastering the rules and names of the players while in an assisted living facility.

There was a dedicated gift of $100,000 to the Dimon Library, intended to provide scholarships to work-study students, support staff members who will continue their studies in library science, and renovate and improve a multimedia room of the library.

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