Endowed Funds

The generous support of the following endowed funds enables the Bryn Mawr College Libraries to purchase materials in support of the teaching and research mission of the College.

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Gabriel C. Randolph Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials in the Classics, History, and Philosophy.

Established by contributions received from friends and relatives of Gabriel Church Randolph, Class of 1934.

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Harriet Randolph Memorial Fund

Designated for the purchase of books in Biology.

Established by gifts in memory of Harriet Randolph, Class of 1889.

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Earl F. Reed Memorial Fund for the Library

Designated for the purchase of materials in History.

Established by a gift from Virginia Reed Gaffney, Class of 1944, in memory of her father, Earl F. Reed.

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James E. Rhoads Memorial Literature Fund

Designated for the purchase of books in Biblical literature and Christian ethics.

When President Rhodes died in 1895, the College paid the remainder of his salary for that year to his widow, Margaret. Finding that she did not need the money, she returned it to the College and the first endowed book fund was established.

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Ruth Ely Rhoads Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials for the general collection, with a preference for History periodicals.

Established by a gift from the Jonathan E. Rhoades Trust in honor of Ruth Ely Rhoads, Class of 1918, who major subjects were History, Economics, and Politics.

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Gloria and Franklin Robinson Neuroscience Book Collection Fund in Memory of Helen Robinson 1966

Designated for the purchase of books in Neuroscience.

Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Robinson, of Woodbridge, Connecticut, established a book fund in memory of their daughter, Helen Louise Robinson, Class of 1966. This fund will further the Library's collection in the area of Neuroscience and supplements the collection in this field donated by the Robinson's to the College.

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Helen L. Robinson Book Fund

View a cumulative list of individual titles purchased, beginning with fiscal year 2003.

Designated for the purchase of books in Biology.

Established by a gift from Franklin and Gloria Robinson, Class of 1945, in honor of their daughter Helen L. Robinson, Class of 1966, who received her M.Phil and Ph.D. from Yale in 1968 and 1971, respectively, and her M.D. from Dartmouth in 1978. Shortly after earning her M.D. her career was, "untimely interrupted by MS."

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Mary Davidson Rudd Library Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials for the general collection.

Established with a pledge from Mary Davidson Rudd, Class of 1942.

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Margaret H. Shearman Book Fund

Designated for the purchase of books related to the interests of the Society of Friends.

Established by a gift from Margaret H. Shearman, Class of 1894.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Book Fund in Mental Retardation

Designated for the purchase of books in Human Development (Mental Retardation) and Social Work (Mental Retardation).

Established by an initial gift from Elizabeth Monroe Boggs (Mrs. Fitzhugh W. Boggs), Class of 1935.

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Mary O. Slingluff Fund in Memory of Dr. Howard L. Gray and Dr. Stephen J. Herben

Designated for the purchase of materials in History (Cooperative Approval Plan Books).

Established by a gift from Mary O. Slingluff, Class of 1931.

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Albert K. Smiley Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials for the general collection.

Established by a gift from Daniel Smiley, of Lake Mohonk, New York.

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Margaret Nichols Smith and Content Nichols Smith Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials for the general collection, with preference for those in English literature.

Established in memory of Margaret Nichols Smith, Class of 1897, and Content Nichols Smith, Class of 1899, M.A. 1900, by Delia Smith Mares (Mrs. Joseph R. Mares), Class of 1926. Margaret Nichols Smith's major subjects were English and German. Content Nichols Smith's major subjects were Latin and French; her graduate studies were in Latin and English.

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Maria Wilkins Smith Fund

Designated for the purchase of books in Social Work (Medicine).

Established in honor of Maria Wilkins Smith, Class of 1906, who was a freelance translator of medieval Latin medical texts for most of her professional life.

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Nancy Hough Smith Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials for the general collection, with a preference for those in Chemistry.

Established in memory of Nancy Hough Smith, Class of 1925, by gifts from friends, classmates, and colleagues. Nancy Hough Smith majored in Biology and Chemistry and was President of the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association from 1957 to 1960.

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Virginia E. Smith Book Fund

Designated for the purchase of multiple copies of materials on undergraduate reserves.

Established by a gift of Virginia E. Smith, Class of 1931.

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James E. Snyder Book Fund for History

Designated for the purchase of books in the History of Art (Northern European).

Established by a gift from friends, students, alumni, and colleagues.

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Hilda Sprague-Smith Fund

Designated for the purchase of books in History.

Established at the bequest of Isabelle D. Sprague-Smith in memory of her daughter, Hilda Sprague-Smith, Class of 1909.

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Edgar Stedman Fund

Designated for the purchase of books in Biochemistry.

Established by a gift from Martha J. Taylor Stedman, Class of 1931, in memory of her husband, Edgar Stedman.

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Nettie Maria Stevens Fund

Designated for the purchase of books in Biology.

Established by a gift from friends and former students of the late Nettie Maria Stevens, Ph.D. 1903, who served on the Bryn Mawr Faculty from 1903 until her death in 1912.

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Stilwell Library Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials in Chemistry.

Established at the bequest of Emma Frances Stilwell, Ph.D. 1938, in memory of her parents Richard O. Stilwell and Mary Alicia Barnes Stilwell.

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Helen Berenice Smith Stocking Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials in Biology.

Established with an initial gift from Hobart E. Stocking, husband of Helen Berenice Smith Stocking, graduate student at Bryn Mawr from 1926 to 1927.

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Virginia T. Stoddard Library Fund

Designated for the purchase of materials for the general collection.

Established at the bequest of Alice Stoddard Pearson (who attended Bryn Mawr for a short time but did not graduate), in memory of Virginia T. Stoddard, Class of 1903, M.A. 1909.

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May Egan Stokes Book Fund

View a cumulative list of individual titles purchased, beginning with fiscal year 2003.

Designated for the purchase of books in modern languages, with the emphasis on the French language.

Established with a gift from May Egan Stokes, Class of 1911. Memorial gifts were added to the fund after her death in May 1976.

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Mary Hamilton Swindler Book Fund

Designated for the purchase of books in Archaeology (Mediterranean).

Established as a memorial fund to Mary Hamilton Swindler, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr from 1912 until her retirement in 1950, by gifts from friends, colleagues, and students. There has been a constant flow of contributions to the fund in recent years.

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