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

  • Scholarship benefits students (preference to undergraduates) who are interested in library and information science as a career.

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 (815) 753-9808 or libraryfriend@niu.edu.

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Friends of NIU Libraries
Founders Memorial Library
Room 428
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
815-753-1094
libraryfriend@niu.edu

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