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Bob Jones III Collection on Indochina

Provides support for the inventory, assessment, preservation, and any activities related to making the collection available to students, researchers, policy makers and others.

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Carl W. Jarvie Endowment Fund

Gifts invested to benefit the enhancement of the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and Nordic-related collections of UW Libraries.

Carl Jarvie (1925-2007) was an alumnus (’49) of the University of Washington School of Business Administration. He was of Finnish ancestry and took an active interest in Seattle’s Nordic heritage for many years. He was also an active volunteer at the University and a charter member of the Friends of the UW Libraries.

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Department of Scandinavian Studies Libraries Endowed Fund for Baltic Studies

Gifts invested for support to be used at the discretion of the Dean of the University Libraries to benefit the Department of Scandinavian Studies through enhancement of the Baltic Studies Collections at UW Libraries.

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Fawzi Khoury Libraries Near Eastern Endowed Fund

Gifts invested for support to UW Libraries’ collections and programs of Arabic cultures of the Near East.

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IFS Family Foundation Endowed Fund for Libraries Slavic Studies

Gifts invested for support that benefits the Slavic Studies Collections in supplementing the Libraries’ books, periodicals, and sets of collected works.

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Joshua Whatmough Libraries Endowed Fund

Gifts invested for support in the acquisition of materials in all formats on the indigenous languages of all North, Central and South America, as well as those of Siberia and North East Asia and the Ainu of Japan but excluding the Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages.

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Kenneth B. Coulter and Marguerite B. Coulter Libraries Endowed Fund for Baltic Studies

Gifts invested for support that benefits the Baltic Studies Collection at UW Libraries.

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Lea Foundation Swedish Children's Literature

For the acquisition of a collection of Swedish children’s books.

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Library Slavic Fund

To purchase and preserve library materials in all formats relating to Slavic Studies.

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Michael P. Predmore Endowed Fund for Books from Spain

Gifts invested for support to be used at the discretion of the Dean of the University Libraries to purchase books and materials published in Spain, in any language.

Edward Baker and Bridget A. Aldaraca created this endowment in memory of their friend and colleague, Michael P. Predmore, Stanford professor emeritus of Iberian and Latin American Cultures and former chairman of his department. Before joining Stanford in 1986, Predmore served on the faculty at the University of Washington for 21 years. As a scholar of Spanish lyric poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries, Predmore is best known for his expertise on the work of Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez and poet Antonio Machado. His dedication to the study of Spanish and Latin American authors granted him numerous honors, including the Medal of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, one of the Spanish government’s highest awards for civilians.

To his colleagues, friends and family members, Predmore was an honest, ethical man, a model of collaboration and consciousness who put others before himself.

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Middle East Library Fund

To enhance the collections, programs and preservation efforts for materials obtained from and related to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, etc.

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South Asia Endowed Library Fund

Antique Map of Asia (hand-colored copper engraving), Gerhard Mercator, 1595.

Gifts invested for long-term support to supplement books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, electronic products and all other information formats, as well as services, preservation, or processing of materials relating to South Asia and its Diaspora (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan).

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Southeast Asia Collection Gift Fund

To support the enhancement and preservation of the Libraries’ Southeast Asia book collection.

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The Forbush Southeast Asia Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested for support that augments collections in all formats, aids preservation treatments, and provide funds for programs, activities and travel to enhance the Southeast Asia program of the UW Libraries.

Julie Forbush had a long fascination with the Buddhist literature and architecture of Thailand. After the death of her husband, she spent five years in Chiang Mai and worked as an editor for the Social Research Institute at Chiang Mai University.

Her work culminated with her editing a “Catalogue of Palm-Leaf Texts on Microfilm,” published in 1986. This project also led her to travel throughout northern Thailand on her own, recording the varieties of Buddhist temple architecture found throughout the region. In 1988 she decided to return to the States and settled in Seattle where she could have access to the Southeast Asian collection at the University Libraries.

Her offer to be the founding editor of SEASPAN, the newsletter of the Northwest Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies was readily accepted by Charles Keyes, professor of anthropology and international studies and then director of the Consortium.

In the last ten years of her life she worked on a manuscript describing the origins of northern Thai Buddhist architecture which, to date, has not been published.

Through her estate, Ms. Forbush made a gift of $20,812 toward establishing The Forbush Southeast Asia Endowed Library Fund.

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