February 10, 1998 Contact: Barbara McKenna (408) 459-2495; firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SUBJECT ENDOWMENT HITS $1 MILLION MARK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CRUZ, CA--A special collection of funds in support of acquisitions for the University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz, recently reached $1 million in value, thanks to the generosity of a number of benefactors (see attached list of donors).
Twenty-three endowments have been established by these donors in a range of subjects from horticulture to Jewish studies to the Pacific Rim. The endowments are an important means of expanding the library collection, providing a source of ongoing support for acquisitions in a specific area of interest.
"The library is here, not just for today's faculty and students, but for the scholars of tomorrow," said University Librarian Allan Dyson. "Through the establishment of endowed funds, our farsighted supporters have ensured that the record of human knowledge will be documented, preserved, and made accessible as far as we can see into the future."
The names of the library's philanthropists and the 23 endowments they have established are commemorated on plaques in the entryway to UCSC's McHenry Library on a "wall of honor." The wall was unveiled at a December ceremony attended by donors, their families, and friends of the library.
At the dedication ceremony, noted writer and UCSC alumna Lynn Stegner, chair of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation's Library Development Committee, commented on the myriad values of the subject endowment in broadening and enhancing the library's collection. "A book is not just a way of containing information. A book is the thing itself--it has weight and scent and it engages the imagination and the memory. For those reasons it is intrinsically human. If we can't save that part of ourselves as a species then we're in deep trouble."
The names of the endowments are listed below. For more information on establishing an endowment, contact Library Development Officer Margaret Gordon at (408) 459-4211 or email@example.com.
University Library Subject Endowments
Asian American Library Collection Endowment Established in 1991 by leaders of the local Asian American community
Rolf Augustine Cataloging Fund Established in 1996 by Rolf Augustine and his friends
Bauman Jewish Studies Fund Established in 1996 by Rabbi Morton and June Bauman
David and Ida Berner Endowment for the Kenneth Patchen Archive Established in 1997 by the Berner family and other Patchen admirers
Castle Humanities Fund Established in 1996 by Frank and Jayne Castle Krentz
Donald T. and Emily Clark Map Endowment Established in 1992 by University Librarian Emeritus Donald T. and Emily Clark
Ethel Hammond Curtis Fund Established in 1993 by Ethel Hammond Curtis in memory of Sally Jane Hammond
Electronic Data Access Endowment Established in 1992 by the S. H. Cowell Foundation; augmented by the Honeywell Foundation
Ruth Franklin Engel Horticulture Collection Established in 1996 by the family and friends of Ruth Franklin Engel
Friends of the UCSC Library Endowment Established in 1991 by the Friends of the UCSC Library
Louis E. Hihn Endowment Established in 1993 to benefit the Hihn Archive
Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Special Collections Photography Endowment Established in 1997 by Pirkle Jones
Pamela S. Jue Reference Endowment Established in 1997 by Pamela S. Jue
J. M. Long Foundation Fund for Pacific Rim Studies Established in 1995 by the J. M. Long Foundation
J. M. Long Foundation Endowed Fund for Permanent Enrichment for Information Resources in Marine Sciences Established in 1997 by the J. M. Long Foundation
William G. Mackenzie and Hubert and Florence Wyckoff Migrant Agricultural History Archive Endowment (MAHA) Established in 1997 by the William G. Mackenzie Memorial, the Wyckoff Family Funds, and the MAIA Foundation -more-
Multicultural Children's Literature Library Fund Established in 1993 by Yankee Book Peddler, Inc.; John R. Secor, President
Anne Neufeld Levin Holocaust Studies Collection Endowment Established in 1997 by Anne Neufeld Levin
Gary F. Reed Memorial Endowment for Political Theory Established in 1992 by the Reed Family
Alec and Phyllis Ritch and Harold and Annie Gordon Interdisciplinary Endowment Established in 1997 by Alan Ritch and Margaret Gordon in honor of their parents
Special Collections Endowment Established in 1996 by supporters of Special Collections; augmented by Highlands Inn of Carmel, Calif.
Strouse Endowment for Thomas Carlyle Established in 1994 by Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse
Marion E. Taylor Music Fund Established in 1996 by Marion E. Taylor, her family, and friends
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