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Friends of the NIU Libraries: Memorial and Endowment Funds

The following is a list of endowment and memorial funds with areas of special emphasis:

  • The S. Orville and Adra Baker Library Endowment

    • Benefits the Rare Books and Special Collections Department. Special emphasis is placed on British drama.
  • The Sarah Marie Davis Memorial

    • Funds the acquisition of materials on physical education and sports
  • The William R. DuBois Memorial

    • Funds the acquisition of nineteenth century American literature with special emphasis on Walt Whitman.
  • The Friends of NIU Libraries Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of costly items, to be housed in Rare Books and Special Collections.
  • The Anne Greene Memorial

    • Funds the acquisition of modern drama and literature of the western world
  • The Bernadine Hanby Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of materials on education, travel, and recreation.
  • The Tom and Deanne Holzberlein Endowment

    • Funds the purchase of hardware, software, and other technology for the Cataloging and Automated Records Department
  • The Horatio Alger Society Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of Horatio Alger, Jr. books and related materials
  • The Mary Hickey Memorial

    • Funds the acquisition of materials on nature and outdoor education
  • The Gordon W. & Jeanne M. Huber Endowment

    • Funds the purchase of popular children's literature, with an emphasis on boys' and girls' series books.
  • The Takashi Ikemoto Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of materials on Japan, Buddhism, and Zen in particular
  • The Martin Kallich Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of eighteenth century related materials.
  • Bill & Jo Monat Library Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of materials for the social sciences and humanities
  • The Nancy Peterson Memorial

    • Funds the acquisition of children's literature
  • The Gordon E. and Virginia L. Rasmussen and Friends Music Library Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of music scores and journals
  • The Peggy Rae Sapienza Endowment

    • Supports the growth, maintenance, and promotion of the science fiction and fantasy collections in Rare Books and Special Collections, including documenting SF/F Fandom.
  • The Katherine Walker Library Work Scholarship

    • Provides a scholarship supporting student library aides
  • The Russell & Betty Wood Library Endowment

    • Funds the acquisition of library materials for the general collection

To make a tax-deductible contribution to any of the above memorials or endowments, or if you have any questions regarding these funds, please contact the Library Development Office at (815) 753-8633 or e-mail.

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Chalermsee Olson, Interim Dean

Phone: (815) 753-1995

Email: lib-admin@niu.edu

Founders Memorial Library
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DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

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