Washington Snipped Here? College Says It Found Prez's Hair

New York college says it has discovered a lock of George Washington's hair pressed in the pages of an old book.
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Washington Snipped Here? College Says It Found Prez's Hair



An ongoing inventory of archival collections at Schaffer Library has uncovered a historic find: a rare lock of hair belonging to George Washington hidden inside a long-forgotten book.

“This is a very significant treasure,” said India Spartz, head of Special Collections and Archives. “It’s a tremendous testament to history and our connection to some of the most important historical figures.”

The discovery has been reported in hundreds of media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, USA Today, NBC News and NPR.

Mary Esch of the Associated Press visited campus to report on the discovery. Her story appeared in hundreds of outlets across the world, including U.S. News and World Report.

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