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Special Endowment Funds

Since the early 1980s, a growing number of special endowment funds has supported Dupré Library's collections. These permanent endowments were established in the name of a donor or an honoree, and return annual interest proceeds to the library for special book purchases. Each book that is purchased has an appropriate bookplate placed within as a permanent record.

To date there are nearly thirty-five named endowment funds covering a wide array of collection development areas including: archives and manuscript collection, art, architecture, business, engineering, English, folklore, foreign languages, Francophone studies, geography, history, humanities, Louisiana Room, literature, music, physical science, and renewable resources. In addition to these specific areas, there are several endowment funds that are unrestricted. Donors have the option to specify the area(s) that they wish to have books purchased in, or they may opt to have the fund be unrestricted, which allows the library to purchase materials within other areas.

Current special endowment funds are:

  • Dr. Leon O. Beasley Memorial Fund (Education)
  • Vice President Della Temple Bonnette Library Fund (unrestricted)
  • Bridget & Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D. Library Fund (unrestricted)
  • J.C. Broussard Memorial Fund (English)
  • Dorothy H. Brown Library Fund (English)
  • Charles Duval Caffery Memorial Library Fund (foreign languages)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Russell Caffery Library Fund (unrestricted)
  • Dr. Gloria S. Cline (Humanities)
  • James Comeaux Library Fund (Acadian Studies)
  • Fred Daspit Library Fund (Louisiana or French Colonial Architecture)
  • Mrs. Sidney Durand Memorial Fund (unrestricted)
  • Edward and Barbara Fearney Library Fund (Arts)
  • Frank C. Flowers – Dorothy E. Mosley – Charles T. Wilkins Library Fund (English)
  • Dean Herbert A. Hamilton Memorial Fund (College of Business)
  • A. Otis Hebert Memorial Fund (Folklore)
  • Mary Holloway and David Tauzin Memorial Fund (William Faulkner or Albert Camus)
  • W.C. Huls Library Fund (Business)
  • Alan and Jean Kiesel Library Fund (Archives/LARM)
  • King Xanadu IV Library Fund (American Intellectual and/or Social History)
  • Loma Knighten Library Fund (unrestricted)
  • Eleanora H. and J. Lawrence Kreamer Memorial Fund (College of Business)
  • Alfred and Helen Lamson Library Fund (unrestricted)
  • Elizabeth B. Landry Library Fund I in memory of Maude Bourgeois Richard (Francophone Studies)
  • Elizabeth B. Landry Library Fund II in memory of Belle Hotard Butcher (Francophone Studies)
  • Marshall Marotta Memorial Fund (Labor Movement in the U.S.)
  • Mildred McDonald Memorial Fund (unrestricted)
  • Edmeé Montel Library Fund (French)
  • Joseph H. & Dolores D. Moss Library Fund (unrestricted)
  • Grover Rees Memorial Fund (LARM)
  • Jewel Seybold Rickey Memorial Fund (unrestricted)
  • Joe and Pauline Riehl Library Fund (English)
  • Jessie Schalaida Memorial Fund (Humanities)
  • John N. and Eleanor F. Straub Library Fund (unrestricted)
  • Lena B. and Howard A. Thibodeaux Library Fund (Renewable Resources)
  • Madelyn P. and Bruce C. Trible Library Fund (Music)
  • Mack Trusdel Memorial Fund (Physical Sciences or Engineering)
  • Bernice & Robert M. Webb Memorial Fund (English or Geography)
  • Aleen LeBourgeois Yeutter Memorial Fund (SWLA History/Culture)


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