Students like Michael Donnelly and Allie Wong benefit from the extensive Wagstaff collection. (Credit: Xiaolu Xu '21 )
Students like Michael Donnelly and Allie Wong benefit from the extensive Wagstaff collection. (Credit: Xiaolu Xu ‘21 )

Nearly three hundred books have been donated to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) from the estate of Robert Wagstaff, a well-known constitutional lawyer and international human rights advocate. The donation was organized by his widow Cynthia Fellows. Since most of the volumes are related to terrorism they are now kept as the Wagstaff Collection, which is housed at CTEC; the remainder have been incorporated into the William Tell Coleman Library at MIIS.

CTEC Director Jason Blazakis said, “We are grateful for Cynthia’s generous donation. Books are the lifeblood of learning, and today’s infusion of goodwill will provide an important resource to our student body as they pursue their passions.”