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In memoriam:
Susan Morse Hilles, 96

Susan Morse Hilles, art expert, art collector, board member, and benefactor of many institutions, died in Boston on January 1. Hilles studied art in Boston, first at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (1924-25) and later at Amy Sacker School of Design (1926-1929). Though she never earned a formal college degree, Hilles adopted Radcliffe College as her own, serving as a trustee from 1962 until 1974. To Radcliffe, she donated the Morse Music Library in memory of her mother, and she contributed substantially to the construction of numerous Radcliffe buildings, most notably the Susan Morse and Frederick Whiley Hilles Library. The Morse Music Library is now housed in Hilles, which today serves as an integral part of the Harvard College Library. The Susan Morse Hilles Reading Room in HCL's Fine Arts Library is named in her honor. "Sue Hilles was a great supporter of cultural institutions, reflecting her own deep cultural interests," noted Sidney Verba, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library. "The Harvard Library benefited greatly from her generosity. She has left her own indelible mark."

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