The Value of Endowments

The generosity of our donors provides the UC San Diego Library with the means to enhance scholarship and learning excellence. Gifts to the UC San Diego Library benefit students and researchers, as well as thousands of educational institutions and individual citizens who use the Library's resources in person, online, and via interlibrary loan. A significant percentage of the funding for acquiring these resources comes from individual contributions. In the coming years the generosity of Library donors will play an increasingly critical role in the ability of the UC San Diego Library to meet the research needs of our students and faculty.

Investment proceeds from endowments may be used for general or very specific purposes, depending on the wishes of the donor. Brief descriptions of some of our specific collection needs are available here.

Listed below are some of the endowments that support the UC San Diego Library.

For further subject-specific information on the UC San Diego Library's critical needs, please contact Martha Hruska, Associate University Library for Collection Services (858) 534-1235, or by email.

For more information or assistance in gift planning, contact Barbara Brink, UCSD Library Director of Development at (858) 822-4554, or by email.

CURRENT ENDOWMENTS

Geisel Endowment
The UC San Diego Library's flagship endowment established by Mrs. Audrey S. Geisel in 1995 to strengthen the work and presence of UC San Diego and its Library, under the direction of the University Librarian.

Dorothy D. Gregor Collection Endowment

Dorothy D. Gregor Collection Endowment
Established in 2011 to support the general acquisition of books and library materials for the UC San Diego Library.View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Friends of the UCSD Libraries Endowment
Established in 1991 for the acquisition of books and library materials for the UC San Diego Library.

Neha and Melvin Voigt Library Collection Endowment
Established in 2004 for general support of books and library materials for the UC San Diego Library.

ARTS & HUMANITIES
Sumi Adachi and Dan McLeod Collection Endowment for Japanese Film Sumi Adachi and Dan McLeod Collection Endowment for Japanese Film
Established in 2008 to support Japanese film, with primary emphasis on Japanese documentary film.View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.
American Institute of Wine and Food Endowment
Established in 1990 to support the purchase of books and materials on culinary history in support of UC San Diego’s AIWF Culinary Collection.

Anonymous Humanities Endowment
Established in 1998 for the acquisition and processing of library materials in the humanities.

Mary Fair Berglund Endowment
Established in 1990 for the purchase of books and library materials in the fields of architecture, art, and visual arts.

Everett Drumright Endowment
Established in 1993 to support the East Asian Collection.

Michael W. Freund Book Fund

Michael W. Freund Book Fund
Established in 1971 for the purchase of books and periodicals at the discretion of the University Librarian.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Dr. John and Laura Galbraith Endowment
Established in 1988 for the acquisition and processing of library materials in the humanities.

Dorothy V. and Kenneth E. Hill Endowment
Established in 1996 to support the Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages.

Judaic Studies Endowment

Judaic Studies Endowment
Established in 1988 to build and process the Judaica collection.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Edward Kujolic Endowment
Established in 1990 to acquire books and library materials in the field of Judaic Studies.

Julianne Larson and James Forbes Collection Endowment for Music Julianne Larson and James Forbes Collection Endowment for Music
Established in 2007 for the acquisition and processing of library materials in music. View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Marie Mandelker Endowment
Established in 1987 to build and process the Judaica collection.

Seth Harris Mirsky Collection Endowment for the Arts Seth Harris Mirsky Collection Endowment for the Arts
Established in 2004 for the acquisition and processing of arts library materials.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Parents Endowment
Established in 1988 for the acquisition and processing of library materials in the humanities fields.

Hilda Pierce Library Collection Endowment for Art

Hilda Pierce Library Collection Endowment for Art
Established in 2004 to support the acquisition and processing of materials in the visual arts.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Radford Family Foundation Collection Endowment

Radford Family Foundation Collection Endowment
Established in 2013 for the purchase of materials in American civilization, such as history, women’s studies, government, and political science.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Florence Riford Humanities Endowment
Established in 1993 to support the humanities collection.

Florence Riford Pacific Endowment
Established in 1988 for the acquisition and processing of library materials in the humanities to support Pacific Studies.

Eric and Johanna Reissner Endowment
Established in 1996 to support the history of science collections, primarily for acquisition and processing of manuscript collections.

Mary W. and Donald W. Rodibaugh Endowment

Established in 1993 to support the humanities collection.

Margaret Seeley Collection Endowment for the Visual Arts Margaret Seeley Collection Endowment for the Visual Arts
Established in 2012 to support the visual arts. View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Alfred A. Smith Humanities Endowment Alfred A. Smith Humanities Endowment
Established in 1988 for the aquisition and processing of library materials related to the study of international relations and Pacific studies and for humanistic aspects of history, sociology, economics, anthropology, and political science.View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

25th Anniversary Special Collections Endowment
Established in 1988 to acquire library materials in the humanities fields for Mandeville Special Collections.

Neha and Melvin J. Voigt Endowment

Neha and Melvin J. Voigt Collection Endowment for Music
Established in 2005 to support the music collections.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Mrs. Richard G. Wheeler Endowment
Established in 1991 to acquire books and library materials in architecture.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Eric Allison Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Eric Allison in 1991 to purchase of a memorial book, or books, on the Pacific Rim area.

Ford Family Endowed Library Fund for International Relations and Pacific Studies

Ford Family Endowed Library Fund for International Relations and Pacific Studies
Established in 2004 for acquisition and processing of materials related to the study of international relations and Pacific studies.View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Helen S. Hawkins Library Endowment

Helen S. Hawkins Library Endowment
Established in 1993 to support UC San Diego Library acquisitions in all aspects of American civilization including history, women's studies, government, and political science.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Stuart Hughes Library Collection Endowment in Modern Europoean History

H. Stuart Hughes Library Collection Endowment in Modern European History
Established in 2005 for acquisition and processing of materials related to 20th and 21st century European history.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Pam and Sam Knight Collection Endowment for Academic Excellence

Pam and Sam Knight Collection Endowment for Academic Excellence
Established in 2006 for acquisition and processing of materials in computer science, education, and business management.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Hugh Lawrence and Daina Krigens Collection Endowment for 20th and 21st Century Chinese Studies

Hugh Lawrence and Daina Krigens Collection Endowment for 20th and 21st Century Chinese Studies
Established in 2008 to support the purchase and processing of print, audio-visual, and digital materials related to Chinese Studies.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Ken and Linda Olson Libraries Endowment for Spherical Maps
Established in 2004 for the acquisition and regular update of a large globe prominently displayed in the Geisel Library.

Charlie and Jere Robins Collection Endowment for International Relations and Pacific Studies

Charlie and Jere Robins Collection Endowment for International Relations and Pacific Studies
Established in 2004 for the acquisition and processing of materials related to international trade.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Virginia McKenzie Smith Endowment
Established in 1982 for the purchase of library materials related to Baja California, as well as the west coast of Mexico, south to the state of Guerrero.

SCIENCES/BIOMEDICINE

Arthur Brody Biomedical Library Collection Endowment

Arthur Brody Biomedical Library Collection Endowment
Established in 2005 for acquisitions and processing of library materials in biomedicine.View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.
Engineering Endowment
Established by San Diego Gas & Electric Company in 1989 for the purchase of collections and library materials in the field of engineering.

Alison and George Gildred Biomedical Library Collection Endowment

Alison and George Gildred Biomedical Library Collection Endowment
Established in 2004 for acquisitions and processing of library materials in biomedicine.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

David Hessler Endowment
Established in 1999 to support the purchase of books in the area of deep-sea biology.

Maryann and Don Lyle Collection Endowment for Engineering

Maryann and Don Lyle Collection Endowment for Engineering
Established in 2004 for acquisitions and processing of library materials in engineering.  View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Helen R. Ranney Collection Endowment for Biomedicine
Established in 2012 for acquisitions and processing of library materials in biomedicine.

Anne and Christopher Reedy Collection Endowment for Computer Science and Mathematics

Anne and Christopher Reedy Collection Endowment for Computer Science and Mathematics
View the commemorative bookplate for this endowment.

Milner B. Schaefer Memorial Fund
Established in 1970 for the purchase of materials in occeanography and marine sciences.