Many book collections recently donated to library

by Amy McColl

In the past year, the Library has been the recipient of several significant and generous book collection donations, primarily from alumni, but also from donors outside the college community. We received a large donation in summer 2010 from Richard B. Angell, class of 1940, with a focus on philosophy and mathematics. (Following Dr. Angell’s death in December 2010, his family generously donated some additional volumes, including some manuscript materials.)  Both Swarthmore and Haverford College Libraries benefitted from a large donation of primarily Japanese language volumes by Cornelius Kiley, a former professor of history at Villanova University.

Last September, the library received the collection of Professor Emerita Kathryn L. Morgan, thanks to the generosity of her family, and in particular her daughter Susan Morgan Crooks. Joseph Becker, class of 1966, donated a large collection of his books on Biblical archaeology last December. We continue to receive a steady stream of enlightening and entertaining DVDs from the collection of Kenneth Turan, class of 1967.

We received a donation of books in Arabic this year from the collection of Dr. Stephen Dale of Ohio State University. The books had originally belonged to his student, Joseph B. Roberts, who tragically died shortly after earning his Ph.D. from Ohio State. We have also received many donations from current, former, and emeritus faculty members, including Daniel Hoffman, James Kurth, Barbara Milewski, Sally Hess, Gerald Levinson, and Robin Wagner-Pacifici. Thanks to all for their contributions.

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