One of Bucknell's most generous benefactors, Rush Harrison Kress, Bucknell Class of 1900, served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1919 to 1933, and again from 1941 through 1946. In 1959 he donated 578 volumes to the library. Mr. Kress was awarded the honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the university in 1961.

Selected Listing:

The Folk-Lore of Rome: Collected by Word of Mouth from the People. R. H. Busk. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874.

The Gospels of Saint Matthew, Saint Mark, Saint Luke & Saint John . . . with Reproductions of Religious Paintings in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Arranged and printed by R. Ellis, 1959. See Series: Samuel H. Kress Collection.

The Life and Adventures of Joe Thompson: A Narrative Founded on Fact Written by Himself [i.e. Edward Kimber]. Printed for J. Hinton and W. Frederick, 1751.

Moore's Irish Melodies: Lalla Rookh; National Airs; Legendary Ballads; Songs, . . . Superb Illustrations on Steel and Wood. Thomas Moore. William Mackenzie, [1867?].

Opera Curiosa in Tractatus Sex Distributa by Henrici Kornmanni. Heinrich Kornmann. Ex Officina Genschiana, 1696.

We and Our Neighbors; or, The Records of an Unfashionable Street . . . . Harriet Beecher Stow.  J. B. Ford & Company, [c1875].


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