De Gregorio Study Collection
Dr. and Mrs. Bart De Gregorio have donated a magnificent study-collection to Bucknell University. They have given the most precious of gifts, the opportunity to interact with antiquity. The study-collection of ancient and rare texts, one dating to 800 B.C., was recently featured in a CCN News broadcast.
Mrs. Harry Batten Fine Presses of California Collection
Mrs. Harry Batten, generous supporter of Bucknell University, has donated extraordinary imprints to the Ellen Clarke Library, including the magnificent Kelmscott Press Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. The Fine Presses of California Collection has greatly enriched Special Collections holdings of beautifully printed contemporary editions.
Stuart E. Berelson Judaica Collection
The Judaica Collection of the Bertrand Library was established in 1989 by Stuart E. Berelson in honor of his parents, Milton and Eleanor Berelson. Materials in this rich collection reflect Jewish experience, and significant contributions in a wide array of disciplines. While most volumes in the Judaica Collection are among the library's general holdings, Mr. Berelson's generous gifts also include exquisite rare imprints in Special Collections. Mr. Berelson, Bucknell Class of 1959, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1983.
Bucknell University Association for the Arts
Since 1976 when a small group of faculty and alumni formed The Bucknell Association for the Arts, this organization has supported a myriad of rich cultural activities on campus. The mission of the Association is "to enhance the educational experience of Bucknell students by supplementing the university's ongoing support of essential artistic opportunities." Indeed, the Bucknell undergraduate experience is greatly enhanced each semester when students across many disciplines consult the exquisite fine facsimile of the Ellesmere illuminated manuscript of The Canterbury Tales.
Spectacular examples of Burman art form part of the university's permanent art collection in the Edward and Marthann Samek Art Gallery. Donated during Burma-Bucknell Anniversary Weekend, which was celebreated September 18-20, 1998, these lovely pieces are a significant addition to the Burma-Bucknell Collection. The warm friendship between Burma and Bucknell began in 1858 when Maung Shaw Loo, the university's first international student, arrived in Lewisburg to begin his studies.
LaFayette Butler Fountain Lawn Library Collection
Professor of English Literature, trained pianist, writer of scholarly reviews, poet, and generous philanthropist, Lafayette Butler donated over 2,500 volumes, and 6 linear feet of major Anglo-Irish manuscript collections to the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library. These materials were part of Mr. Butler's renowned Fountain Lawn Library which he made available to scholars in the United States and abroad. Bucknell University conferred the honorary Doctorate of Laws degree upon LaFayette L. Butler in 1962.
Conner de Klerk Collection of Theatre & Costume History
Director of Library and Information Services from 1981 through 1997, Ann de Klerk supervised the expansion and renovation of the Bertrand Library, which was rededicated in 1986. She was awarded the Walter C. Geiger Award for Administrative Excellence in 1989.
Michael M. and Lillian Amber Fremont Collection of Significant Editions
Michael M. and Lillian Amber Fremont, generous friends of Bucknell, always offered a warm welcome to students and visitors from other nations. In 1988 Michael Fremont received the Philip and Dessa Harriman Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the university community. The Fremont International Scholarship was established in 1992 for undergraduate students who are citizens and residents of countries ouside the United States.
|Friends of the Library|
Founded in 1936 under the leadership of Libarian Eliza J. Martin, generous gifts from the Friends of the Library have funded major purchases for over 65 years. In Special Collections, these donations range from an 18th-century geometrical imprint on mathematical instruments, and an 1867 architectural treatise on construction of bridges, to the poetry of Walt Whitman, based on his experiences as a hospital volunteer during the American Civil War.
Charles H. Watts II, President of Bucknell University, form 1964 - 1976, and member of the Board of Trustees from 1977 through 1991, was awarded the Stephen W. Taylor Medal in 1976. He received the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from the university in 1979.
Rush Harrison Kress Gift of Significant Imprints
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.
Emanuel and Edith Pearlman Collection of Significant Editions
Emanuel E. Pearlman graduated from the university in 1939 with a degree in Mathematics. He was Chairman of his 40th Reunion, and served on his 50th and 55th Reunion Gift Committees. The truly exceptional Emanuel and Edith Pearlman Collection of Landmark Literature was donated to the library in 1989.
Brenda E. Griego, Class of 1988, graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. degree in Biology and English. She is now Director, Comprehensive Capital Campaign of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation. Ms. Griego donated the Rainmaker Editions Collection, which is comprised of rare, numbered and signed imprints that fuse literature, art, and craft. Each volume in the series is beautifully printed and bound; many include truly exceptional illustrations.
William J. Roos Collection of Works by Edwin Arlington Robinson
William J. Roos earned a degree in Biology at Bucknell University in 1943. Bibliophile, rare book collector and dealer, Mr. Roos donated a major collection of first or significant editions of Robinson's works to the Bertrand Library.
Hollis T. Ross Collection of Significant Editions
A member of the Class of 1968, Mr. Hollis T. Ross graduated from the university with a degree in Mathematics. Gifts from his personal library include some of the world's finest illustrations of birds and mammals.
Thomas Yoseloff Golden Cockerel Press Collection
Distinguished scholar and publisher Thomas Yoseloff became the owner of the Golden Cockerel Press in 1954. As founder of Associated University Presses, he supported the organization of the Bucknell University Press in 1969. He received the Bucknell Award of Merit in 1975, and the honorary Doctorate of Literature degree in 1982. As a special part of the library's Rededication Celebration in 1986, Mr. Yoseloff donated many rare Golden Cockerel impints to Special Collectons.