National Geographic : 1957 Apr
Erg 41 _ x"~sxt >yn vrx 2Y}." . .. .gy: xy.-,xeyq f". ryv,... Ate' ;§ r V p4 " CsT ' } fifi3' s 0. m.a:,:air Ka, .xiar.e v> c^ . #. av.r,.cse!' } r fir 5(A h7 J , cf a! ' 11/e'R F ''rr t 469 Costly Gifts from Prince and Potentate Line the Library's Great Hall Most of the decorations glorify literature or exalt the pontificate of Pope Sixtus V, who ordered the gallery built. More than 10 million microfilmed pages from the library's most valuable documents on philosophy, law, and history were recently placed in St. Louis University (Missouri). American contributions financed this prodigious job.