Thomas E. Bird, George Arents, Syracuse University, Ivan Mestrovic
Thomas E. Bird relates his submission for the George Arents Library Award in 1955, which recognized the student with the "best personal library." Bird had a personal library containing over 500 Russian history titles. He received a medal designed by famous Syracuse University professor and scultor Ivan Mestrovic, and which was inscribed by professor and poet A.E. Johnson.
Bird, Thomas E. "The George Arents Library Award: A Recollection." The Courier 15.1 (1978): 24-26.