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Endowed Funds

We would like to express our ongoing gratitude to the library benefactors who have had the forethought to provide permanent funds for the purchase of library materials. While this list includes the names of donors who have made significant gifts, there are countless thousands who have also contributed to the Libraries with annual gifts.


Please note that named permanent endowment funds may be established with gifts of at least $25,000. Individuals may also make contributions of any amount to an existing fund. For more information, please contact our Director of Development at 303-492-7511 or send an email to us by clicking here.


Funds were donated to support the Dana K. Bailey collection of rare books in Special Collections.

Established by the Bergstedt Estate to purchase books for various scientific disciplines not normally purchased by the Libraries.

Established in 1959 to purchase materials relating to pre-1900 pioneer Colorado life, this fund now supports the full Western History Collection.

Funds were given in 1972 to Norlin Library for the purchase of books.

Senior gifts funded this endowment which is used for the purchase of undergraduate library materials purchases.

Established to support acquisitions in the classics, music, French and other languages.

Established for purchases of materials in the area of philosophy with an emphasis in subjects dealing in the Western tradition (theology, religion, religious studies and other closely related areas).

The Friends of the Libraries established this endowment with the intent that it would provide funds for special purchases at the discretion of the Dean of the Libraries.

Established for repair, maintenance and acquisition of publications on mountaineering for the Mountaineering Collection in Special Collections.

The Hart Estate established this fund to provide support to the Norlin and Business libraries. Funds can be expended for the purchase of materials and technological support.

This fund was established to assist with the maintenance of World Affairs Conference related archives from the Higman era.

Provides access to materials in Special Collections and supports acquisitions in literature and philosophy.

The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to assist in the collection and research of materials relating to Colorado labor and political history.

Funds from this endowment are used to purchase books in the fields of the Humanities.

Established in memory of Barry Kirschner for the benefit of the Art and Architecture Library.

This fund was established to provide for maintenance of the Leavens Collection in Special Collections

Funds are used to preserve, catalogue, and store Ms. Lennon's collection of poetry and literature and to purchase materials in her subject area of interest.

This fund was established initially as a memorial tribute to George Norlin and provides general Library support. Gifts in honor of his daughter Agnes Norlin were directed to this fund at her death.

Established by Marian Olson in loving memory of her late husband, the fund supports the purchase of materials with an emphasis on technology.

Established initially by the Rare Books Associates, this endowment provides gift funds for acquisitions in the Special Collections Department.

This fund was established to provide general library support.

As indicated in the title of this endowment, funds are used for the purchase of materials for Special Collections.

Established by Eugene Wilson -- a past Director of the Libraries and Interim President of the University of Colorado -- this endowment supports purchases in the fields of the Arts and Humanities.

This fund, established by Eugene and Jane Wilson, was named in memory of their son James.

Originally established to support the American Cowboy and Rodeo Collection, the purpose of this fund was expanded in 1993 to support the entire Western History Collection.

Established with gifts from the Lorena Ketterman Estate and other alumna of the University, this fund supports a special collection of materials written by Women Poets of the Romantic Period.