NO.55 SPRING 2000

The Library Associates

Join more than 6,000 other friends, book lovers, alumni, and faculty who recognize that the influence of a great research library reaches beyond the university it serves to the many communities of which it is a part.

Library Associates receive complimentary copies of the quarterly newsletter Bene Legere, as well as invitations to special occasions at the Library. For more information on the Library Associates program, please write or telephone: The Library Development Office, Room 188 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000; telephone (510) 642-9377. Or, check our website.


Recent Gifts to the Library

Library Closing In on Goals

The Bancroft Library is delighted to announce the gift of Mrs. Virginia R. Furth, '43, to the Bancroft Library Collection and Program Endowment. This fund provides important ongoing support for organizing and cataloguing material in the Bancroft archives. Income from the fund is also used to support Bancroft programs, including the Mark Twain Project and the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO).

Bene Legere*, the newsletter of the Library Associates, is published quarterly by the Library Development Office, University of California Berkeley, Room 188 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Telephone: 510-642-9377.

© The Library Associates, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Kenneth and Dorothy Hill University Librarian: Gerald R. Lowell

Director of Development and External Relations: Louise Braunschweiger

Director of Annual Giving: Wendy Hanson

Editorial Assistant: Dena Proctor

Design Layout/Production: Mary Scott

Photography: Bruce Cook, Peg Skorpinski, Kim Kmenich, Tony Korody/SUGMA and The Bancroft Library Archives.

*From the Latin motto inscribed over the north portal of the Government & Social Science Information Service (the former Loan Hall) in Doe Library: Bene Legere Saecla Vincere, "To read well is to master the ages."

Jocelyn J. and Walter M. Kaufmann, '56, J.D. '61, recently established a new gift annuity to benefit both student scholarships and the Library at UC Berkeley. Over the years, many of Cal's friends and alumni have made planned gifts to support programs, departments, and projects they believe to be important to the life at Cal. These gifts are essential to the continuing academic excellence of UC Berkeley. We thank the Kaufmanns for their far-sighted generosity.

David Keightley, Interim Director of the East Asian Library and Professor Emeritus of History and East Asian Languages, was thrilled and honored to receive a gift from longtime colleague, Professor Chauncey S. Goodrich, M.A. '51, Ph.D. '57. Professor Goodrich's gift is designated for the East Asian Library and Studies Center Project--a high campus priority. This new facility will create one of the strongest centers of East Asian studies in the world and help to attract faculty, students, and future generations of East Asian leaders.

The Library is pleased to be the recipient of a new endowment, established through the generosity of Peter Boesch and Darril Hudson, '54. Income from this fund will support the Library's collections in German language and culture and in gay and lesbian studies.

William T. Hart, '52, and Ruth Moosman Hart, '53 have generously made an addition to their unitrust--The William T. and Ruth Moosman Hart Fund for the University Library. This fund is a non-endowed fund to be used at the discretion of the University Librarian. The Library was delighted to escort the Harts on their visit to the cooperative study room in the David P. Gardner Library Stacks named in their honor.

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