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Once called “The Richest Man in the World,” Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant whose first job as a bobbin boy earned him $1.20 a week.  As Carnegie amassed his fortune first in iron and railroads and then more famously in steel, he also began to give his money away.  Carnegie Libraries around the world are a testament to his belief in self-improvement through education, while lesser known Carnegie projects focus on a variety of worthy causes including: working towards world peace, recognition of heroic deeds and scientific exploration. More...

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The Andrew Carnegie Collection is a join effort of the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. This work is funded by a grant from LSTA.

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