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Andrew and Frances Hilen Endowment Fund for Nineteenth Century Americana

Gifts invested for support to be used solely for the acquisition of printed materials to expand or improve the quality of the Hilen Collection of Nineteenth Century Americana.

The endowment goals match the passions of Frances and Andrew Hilen, who met at the UW’s first Rose Bowl game in 1937 and were married several years later. Andrew taught English at the University of Washington for many years, and through his scholarly activities became an authority on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Fran’s intense interest in literary women of 19th-century New England was fostered through hours of reading the correspondence and journals of little-known women in the Longfellow literary circle.

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Glenda J. Pearson Endowed Fund for Animal Studies

Gifts invested will provide support for the acquisition of information resources across disciplines related to Animal Studies.

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J. Eleanor Pearson Endowed Library Fund for Human Rights

Gifts invested will provide support for the University Libraries purchase of books, films and other materials, projects and initiatives that will strengthen the Libraries’ collections in human rights.

This fund was established in 2002 to honor the memory of J. Eleanor Pearson by her daughter Glenda Pearson as a fitting tribute to the achievements and values represented by the life of Eleanor Pearson and her interests in justice and equal opportunity for all peoples.

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Judaic Studies Book Fund

Judaic library resources purchased through this fund supports instruction and research related to the history and culture of the Jewish people and their influence on world civilization.

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Libraries Jewish Archives Fund

Support for activities associated with processing, preserving and making available materials chronicling the people, activities and organizations illustrating the broad range of Jewish experiences in the Pacific Northwest.

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Phillip and Estelle DeLacy Library Endowed Fund for the Classics

Gifts invested for support to acquire, license, and preserve materials in all formats for research and teaching conducted in Classics studies and to enhance services and programs including, but not limited to, hiring student employees and funding exhibits.

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Phyllis S. Treuer and Allan J. Treuer Libraries Endowed Fund for Pacific Northwest Collections

Gifts invested will provide support for acquiring and maintaining historical and cartographical items in the Pacific Northwest Collection of UW Libraries.

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Professor Max Savelle American Colonial History Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested will provide support for UW Libraries’ collections of books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, and information formats in American Colonial History of the 17th and 18th centuries relating to the colonies in the Western Hemisphere.

Professor Max Hicks Savelle was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1896 and died in Seattle on September 12, 1979. He received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1925, and M.A. in 1926, and a Ph.D. in 1932. He was an instructor of history at Columbia and then moved to Stanford University in 1932. During his years at Stanford he became a noted historian in American Colonial history, particularly in the field of diplomatic history of America, and was promoted to professor in 1941. Professor Savelle joined the University of Washington faculty in the autumn of 1947. Professor Savelle taught the beginning graduate writing seminar, which resulted in numerous theses in the field of American Colonial history.

Dr. Walter L. Berg created this endowment to honor his Professor, Dr. Max Savelle. Professor Berg received his B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in 1946 and later enrolled in Professor Max Savelle’s History Graduate Writing Seminar at the University of Washington. Under the direction of Professor Savelle, he completed his MA thesis in 1948. Berg received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1957.

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Professor W. Stull Holt Military History Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested for support to be used at the discretion of the Director of University Libraries to purchase books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, electronic products and other information formats in Military History.

Dr. W. Stull Holt was chairman of the History Department at the University of Washington from 1940 to 1954. He continued at the UW as a professor until his retirement in 1967. Holt was born in New York City in 1896 and died in Seattle on October 12, 1981. In 1917 he joined the American Ambulance Field Service as a driver during WWI. Later he joined the American Air Service and received his pilot commission as a 1st Lieutenant. Dr. Holt received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1920. Subsequently he received an MA from George Washington University in 1923 and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1926.

Dr. Walter L. Berg created this endowment to honor his professor and friend, Dr. W. Stull Holt. Professor Berg received his MA from the University of Washington in 1948. He continued his graduate education under the direction of Professor W. Stull Holt and was awarded his Ph.D. in history in 1957. He had an enduring friendship with Professor Holt until Holt’s death in 1981.

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Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Francis De Simone Library Endowment Fund

Gifts invested will provide support for the purchase of library and other materials for the Comparative Religion Program.

Janet and George Beckmann created this endowment with Janet’s parents, Jack and Dorothy Pitts, to honor Beckmann’s maternal grandparents, The Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Francis De Simone.Francis De Simone was born in 1881 in Italy and moved to the United States in 1901. He served as a pastor in churches in Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

The late George Beckmann was a Provost of the University of Washington from 1978-1988. Janet received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1974. She served as Dean of Nursing in the University of Alabama system in 1978 and was the youngest person to become a dean of an American nursing school.

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Robert M. Eichler Gay and Lesbian Studies Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested will provide support to create a documentary collection and record of the gay and lesbian community in the United States, and, in particular, in the Pacific Northwest; purchase, collect and preserve materials including but not limited to books, journals, manuscripts, papers, reference works and audio-visual materials; underwrite the costs of guest presentations and speeches, lectures, educational forums, professional groups, exhibits, publications and other related educational activities that support and promote gay and lesbian studies.

Bob Eichler believes it is important to make materials available to students for specialized study. Education on all levels is the key to the understanding of gays and lesbians, and the importance of every individual’s civil rights. Bob (’64) was inspired by a member of the Friends of the Libraries Board to create this endowment.

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Rondeau L. Evans Library Endowment

Gifts invested provide support for library programs and collections supporting the humanities and the social sciences.

Rondeau Laverne Evans was born July 15, 1903, and passed away on July 21, 1993. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wallace, and sister, Mary Oliver Higley, of Seattle.Evans was born and raised in Walla Walla, Washington, graduated from Whitman College, and had a long and distinguished career as a high school teacher. Evans taught Latin, History, and English in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Greece. Many of her years were spent at St. Nicholas School, now Lakeside School, and later at West Seattle High School. She was an active member of the American Association of University Women and a generous supporter of several organizations, including Ladies Musical Club, Whitman College, and the University of Washington.

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Rosemary T. VanArsdel Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested will provide support to be used at the discretion of the Director of University Libraries to supplement the University Libraries’ collections relating to the Victorian and Edwardian period including books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, electronic and all other information formats.

Dr. Rosemary T. VanArsdel, Distinguished Professor of English Emerita, is an internationally recognized authority on British Victorian Periodical Literature, the author of 8 books on the subject, and over 150 articles, chapters in books, reviews, and encyclopedia entries dealing with periodicals.

As one of the earliest scholars to recognize the importance of periodicals in Victorian life, she served on the Editorial Board of the 5-volume Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900, designed to identify authorship of thousands of anonymous articles published in over 40 influential Victorian periodicals; she also serves as an advisor to the 5-volume Waterloo Directory of Victorian Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 (currently in progress) which seeks to identify, locate, and document every periodical, in every discipline, published in Britain in the nineteenth century.

In 1968 Dr. VanArsdel was a founding member of the international Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, which she later served as president. She has been a constant contributor to its journal, Victorian Periodicals Newsletter (later Review) from its first issue, later serving several times as Guest Editor for special editions.

Her memberships include the Royal Society of Literature; Oxford Bibliographical Society; British Association for Victorian Studies; and the Victorian Studies Associations of Western Canada, Toronto, and Australia.

She held degrees from the University of Washington (B.A. 1947; M.A. 1948) and Ph.D., Columbia University, 1961. She also served a four-year term on the Friends of the University of Washington’s Libraries.

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Stuart H. Gould Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested will provide long-term support for the Libraries’ Jewish Studies Program, including, but not limited to, acquisitions of library material, professional activities, speakers, publications or guides to the collection, exhibits, or other related enhancements.

Stuart Gould was born in Boston in 1944. He received his BA and MA degrees from Arizona State University and was a graduate student in the UW Department of Sociology, working toward a doctorate, at the time of his death in 1973. His sister, Linda J. Gould, and her husband Howard Cottrell, created this fund to honor and perpetuate his memory.

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The Gust Rakus Hellenic Studies Library Fund

Gifts are available for immediate use for UW Libraries to support the acquisition and preservation of Hellenic Studies related resources.

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Washington State Jewish Archives Chronology Update Project

Supports staffing and supplies needed to update the Washington State Jewish Historical Society Chronology Project.

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