The late Dr. Maurice Nielsen has left a legacy beyond his contributions to the philosophy department he helped establish at Western Illinois University in 1959.
His family has donated his personal collection to WIU's Malpass Library.
It is the largest such donation in the library's history. It is composed of more than 9,000 items including nearly 3,000 books.
Library Specialist Greg Phelps helped to catalog the collection. He says it was a “treasure hunt” that took about six months.