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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

The Westport Connection: Tracy Sugarman

The Westport Connection: Tracy Sugarman and the Library of Congress
When Westporter Tracy Sugarman spoke at the Library of Congress today commemorating his gift of World War II letters and drawings to the institution, there was a definite Westport connection.

Sugarman donated the works to the librarys American Folklife Center Veterans History Project and its prints and photographs division.

The director of the project is former Westporter Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, a 1965 Staples grad, who was one year behind SugarmanҒs son, Dick, at Staples.

Another Westporter and Staples grad, Ann Sheffer, helped put Sugarman together with McCulloch-Lovell.

When Sheffer served on the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities, McCulloch-Lovell was director of the committee. “It’s a perfect fit,” said Sheffer.

In announcing the gift to the library, Sugarman, 81, said, ғI give to you my youth.

Three years ago he published a memoir that included many of the letters and drawings, ԓMy War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings.


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