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  • Areas of Giving

    The Library’s endowments and funds create a continuous source of funding for the collections and programs


    Collections

    Facilities

    Social Change

    Student Support

    Sustainability

    Technology

    Collections

    Library Annual Fund for Collections to support Library Collections

    Friends of the Library Endowment Fund to build the collections

    John W. Bennett Labor History Collection Endowment for activities related to the John W. Bennett Labor History Collection, co-sponsored with the Labor Relations and Research Center

    Ann Elder Bestor Memorial Library Endowment for Business Reference for business reference materials

    Howard E. and Margaret E. Barr Bigelow Endowed Fund for the Life Sciences Collection for biological sciences and geosciences journals

    John J. Bonsignore Library Fund for Legal Studies Materials to support the acquisition of legal studies materials for the libraries

    Bronislaw M. Honigberg Memorial Biological Sciences Library Endowment for materials in the biological sciences

    Latin American Collection Endowment for materials for the Pauline P. Collins Collection on Latin America

    Library Archive Endowment for the preservation and restoration of archives

    Oswald Tippo Library Endowment Fund for the acquisition of exceptional materials that enrich the scholarly collections

    Veli W. and Ida G. L. Wallenius Library Endowment for the acquisition of library materials and support of library programs representative of diverse cultures

    Facilities

    Class of 1957 Du Bois Library Promenade Endowment for the continued beautification and maintenance of the Library promenade

    Falcons of Du Bois Library Fund to support upgrades to the falcon web camera and related equipment

    Library Annual Fund for Facilities for building and infrastructure improvements

    Oswald Tippo Library Courtyard Sculpture Garden Fund to support the maintenance and improvement of the sculptures, plantings, and furniture in the courtyard. 

    Social Change 

    Randolph W. Bromery Library Endowment Fund to support initiatives that enhance the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, and to encourage academic scholarship that builds upon the contributions of the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers and related collections 

    Library Endowment for the Study of Social Change to support work in Special Collections and University Archives to document social change 

    W.E.B. Du Bois Center connects students, educators, scholars, and the public through lectures, symposia, scholarships and collaborations, to share the vast intellectual resources associated with W.E.B. Du Bois.

    Student Support

    Special Collections & University Archives Fellowships to provide students with structured, hands-on experience using and interpreting historical documentary resources and create new scholarship about New England from the Library's collections

    Emily Silverman Book Collecting Award recognizes achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students in assembling and writing about book collections. [this description is in the process of changing]

    Sustainability

    UMass Amherst Libraries Sustainability Fund allows for philanthropic support to expand the Libraries’ collections, exhibits, and activities related to environmental, economic, and social sustainability

    Technology

    21st Century Library Technology Fund to support technology and infrastructure initiatives

    Library Staff Development and Training Endowment for development and training opportunities for the Library staff