The OWHL will be closed from March 2-17 for Spring Break.

Endowed Funds

The extraordinary materials collection of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library has been built over time, thanks to the generosity of alumni and other donors. The current materials budget is funded from the proceeds of thirty-one separate endowments created to support the OWHL.

As a token of our appreciation and honor, special bookplates are affixed inside each book to indicate the endowed fund that supported its purchase. Some of the funds are no longer associated with living donors to whom we can express our thanks, but each time a student uses a book, the plate serves as a tribute to the memory of the individual who made the purchase possible.

The following endowed funds support the Library’s materials budget.


ADAMS BOOK FUND
STEPHEN GLENN BARTON FUND
PETER D. BENSLEY LIBRARY FUND
RICHARD A. BUTLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND
BARBARA LANDIS CHASE LIBRARY FUND
REGINALD F. CHUTTER MEMORIAL FUND
CLASS OF 1943 LIBRARY RESOURCES FUND
ARTHUR PETER CONTAS '48 BOOK FUND
JAMES S. COPLEY FUND
KATHRYN S. CRAWFORD LIBRARY FUND
THOMAS IRVING CROWELL LIBRARY FUND
GEORGE A. G. DARLOW CLASS OF 1956 FUND
JOHN E. DAWSON MEMORIAL FUND
DOLE AND PAGE LIBRARY FUND
JOSEPH W. DRAKE FUND
LOUIS J. "SKIP" ELSAS II, M.D. '54 FUND
CHRISTOPHER GILLINGHAM MEMORIAL FUND
GEORGE GORDON III MEMORIAL FUND
CHESTER HARTLEY MEMORIAL FUND
FRANK HARTLEY, JR. MEMORIAL FUND
BRODERICK HASKELL FUND
GEORGE H. HEWETT MEMORIAL FUND
PAUL S. HOROWITZ '51 MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND
RUSSELL H. LUCAS BOOK FUND
THOMAS T. & ELEANOR C. LYONS LIBRARY FUND
STUART J. NORTHROP '43 FUND
ALLeN D. PARKER MEMORIAL FUND
CHARLES GRAYDON POORE III '48 BOOK FUND
JOHN S. REDPATH '29 AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK FUND
CHARLES E. ROUNDS '37 MEMORIAL FUND
TIMOTHY E. ROUNDS MEMORIAL FUND
OLIVER EDMUND SPENCER FUND
DAVID S. TOWNEND MEMORIAL FUND
MORRIS TYLER FUND