Library endowments

We are grateful to our alumni and friends who help keep the library at the forefront of learning and research.

Levine Research and Learning Center

On Friday, April 20, 2018, Tisch Library dedicated the newly renovated Levine Research and Learning Center.  Encompassing rooms 223 and 224 - a classroom and the Research Hub - the Levine Research and Learning Center was made possible with the support of Dr. Richard Levine A62, A91P and Mrs. Ellen Levine, A91P. 

Dr. and Mrs. Levine and members of their family were on hand for the celebration.  President Anthony Monaco and Tisch Library Director Dorothy Meaney shared their thoughts on the importance of interactive learning spaces, and Assistant Director for Research & Instruction Elizabeth Berman provided a demonstration of the new technology and equipment.

Maxine N. Gordon J70 Book Prize

The Library is proud to be the home of the Maxine N. Gordon J70 Endowment and Book Prize. At Tufts, Maxine Gordon began lifelong valued friendships, and explored and developed intellectual interests for which she was to maintain a passion throughout her life. She majored in mathematics. After graduating, Maxine earned a Masters from Northwestern University and became a master teacher of students in math in the Newton and Wayland public schools. A prolific reader, she cherished books. The prize honors students who, like Maxine, share a passion for mathematics, teaching, and literature.

Each year, the Chair of the Math Dept awards the prize to a major who has demonstrated a love of reading, literature and poetry.

2021: Ari Lerner. Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin

2020: Sana AhmedThe Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to be Privileged, Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison

2019: Mallory GriderHistory of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis: Codes, Ciphers, and Their Algorithms, John F. Dooley 

2018: Katherine ReaThe Collected Fiction of Katherine Mansfield, Volumes 1 and 2, Gerri Kimber, Vincent O'Sullivan eds.

2017. Chengli LiS., J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst

2016. Ryan Hastings-EchoThe Cyberiad, Stanislaw Lem, Michael Kandel

2015: Kaiyun ChenContemporary China: Society and Social Change, Tamara Jacka, Andrew Kipnis, Sally Sargeson

2014: Thomas SnarskyImperial, William T. Vollmann

2013. Jessica de la TorreDon Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

2012: Lisa LeboviciLe Second Souffle: suivi du diable gardien, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo

2011. Elena MurrayCome and Join the Dance, Joyce Glassman

2010. Alexander BerrianPinball, 1973, Haruki Murakami

2009: Adam BeckMostly Harmless, Douglas Adams; Watchmen, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

2008: Sarah Elizabeth BlickDead French Poets Speak Plain English: An Anthology of Poems, Kendall Lappin

2007: Amanda FrenchKalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was, Angélica Gorodischer, translated by Ursula Le Guin

2006: Jillian RennieThe Mill on the Floss, George Eliot; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

2005: Melanie F. SchultzCollected Stories, Saul Bellow, Janis Freedman Bellow

2004: Carolyn AbbottThe Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler

2003: Alethea BarbaroNight Train, Martin Amis

2002: Katie Bowen. The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged, Edward Connery Latham, ed.

Endowed collections

For our endowed collections you can see a list of materials acquired with the support of generous donations.

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Book plate for George Alexander memorial fund

George Alexander Memorial Fund
The George Alexander Memorial Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Greek and Cypriot Studies. Materials acquired with the George Alexander Memorial Fund.

 

 

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Book plate for Laura Alexander memorial fund

Laura Alexander Memorial Fund
The Laura Alexander Memorial Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Roman and Italian History and Culture, as well as the Italian-American experience. Materials acquired with the Laura Alexander Memorial Fund.

 

 

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Señor Plácido Arango Fund Bookplate

Señor Plácido Arango Fund
The Señor Plácido Arango Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Spanish History. Materials acquired with the Señor Plácido Arango Fund

 

 

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Barry Bookplate

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Barry, A63, Book Fund
The Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Barry, A63, Book Fund. was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Mrs. and Mrs. Robert W. Barry Book Fund.

 

 

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Louis Harvey Blake Book Fund Bookplate

Louis Harvey Blake Book Fund
The Louis Harvey Blake Book Fund supports Tisch Library. Materials acquired with the Louis Harvey Blake Book Fund.

 

 

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Curtis A29 and Eunice M. Campbell J30 Book Fund Bookplate

Curtis A29 and Eunice M. Campbell J30 Book Fund
The Curtis A29 and Eunice M. Campbell J30 Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Economics. Materials acquired with the Curtis and Eunice M. Campbell Book Fund.

 

 

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Anna Cohen Book Fund book plate

Anna Cohen Book Fund
The Anna Cohen Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Judaica. Materials acquired with the Anna Cohen Book Fund.

 

 

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John K. Crossman Library Acquisition Fund Bookplate

John K. Crossman Library Acquisition Fund
The John K. Crossman Library Acquisition Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the John K. Crossman Library Acquisition Fund.

 

 

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Winslow H. Duke A53 Book Fund Bookplate

Winslow H. Duke A53 Book Fund
The Winslow H. Duke A53 Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Environmental Studies. Materials acquired with the Winslow H. Duke Book Fund.

 

 

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Edward P. and Arline M. Fitch J37 Book Fund Bookplate

Edward P. and Arline M. Fitch J37 Book Fund
The Edward P. and Arline M. Fitch J37 Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Edward P. and Arline M. Fitch Book Fund.

 

 

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Sigmund Fox and Family Endowed Book Fund Bookplate

Sigmund Fox and Family Endowed Book Fund
The Sigmund Fox and Family Endowed Book Fund supports Tisch Library was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Sigmund Fox and Family Endowed Book Fund.

 

 

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Joseph V. Giffuni Book Fund Bookplate

Joseph V. Giffuni Book Fund
The Joseph V. Giffuni Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Italian Studies. Materials acquired with the Joseph V. Giffuni Book Fund.

 

 

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Book plate for Joseph E. Gonzalez A99 Book Fund

Joseph E. Gonzalez A99 Book Fund
The Joseph E. Gonzalez A99 Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Medicine. Materials acquired with the Joseph E. Gonzalez Book Fund.

 

 

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 Maxine Newberg Gordon, J70 Endowment and Book Prize Book plate

Maxine Newberg Gordon, J70 Endowment and Book Prize
The Maxine Newberg Gordon, J70 Endowment and Book Prize supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Literature. Materials acquired with the Maxine Newberg Gordon Endowment.

 

 

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John R. Hally Memorial Book Fund Book plate

John R. Hally Memorial Book Fund
The John R. Hally Memorial Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Drama/Film. Materials acquired with the John R. Hally Memorial Book Fund.

 

 

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Nishan and Elizabeth Haroian Memorial Book Fund Book plate

Nishan and Elizabeth Haroian Memorial Book Fund
The Nishan and Elizabeth Haroian Memorial Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Nishan and Elizabeth Haroian Memorial Book Fund.

 

 

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Loeb and Sperling Family Book Fund Book plate

Loeb and Sperling Family Book Fund
The Loeb and Sperling Family Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Art. Materials acquired with the Loeb and Sperling Family Book Fund.

 

 

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 Macgregor-Christensen Book Fund book plate

Macgregor-Christensen Book Fund
The Macgregor-Christensen Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Macgregor-Christensen Book Fund.

 

 

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Marcopolous book plate

Professor George J. Marcopoulos Endowed Book Fund
The Professor George J. Marcopoulos Endowed Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Professor George J. Marcopoulos Endowed Book Fund.

 

 

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Gerald and Merle Measer Book Fund bookplate

Gerald and Merle Measer Book Fund
The Gerald and Merle Measer Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Gerald and Merle Measer Book Fund.

 

 

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Bookplate for  Samuel I Newhouse Endowment

Samuel I Newhouse Endowment
The Samuel I Newhouse Endowment supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Engineering. Materials acquired with the Samuel I Newhouse Endowment.

 

 

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Bookplate for  Brian C. O'Connell A53 Endowed Library Fund

Brian C. O'Connell A53 Endowed Library Fund
The Brian C. O'Connell, A53 Endowed Library Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Civic Engagement. Materials acquired with the Brian C. O'Connell Endowed Library Fund.

 

 

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Bookplate for Irving M. Pallin Book Fund

Irving M. Pallin Book Fund
The Irving M. Pallin Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Irving M. Palling Book Fund.

 

 

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Book plate for Daniel F. Pritzker Book Fund

Daniel F. Pritzker Book Fund
The Daniel F. Pritzker Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Daniel F. Pritzker Book Fund.

 

 

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Book plate for Theodore Ross Book Fund

Theodore Ross Book Fund
The Theodore Ross Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Theodore Ross Book Fund.

 

 

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Book plate for Dr. and Mrs. Mathew Ross Gerontology Archive

Dr. and Mrs. Mathew Ross Gerontology Archive
The Dr. and Mrs. Mathew Ross Gerontology Archive supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Gerontology. Materials acquired with the Dr. and Mrs. Mathew Ross Gerontology Archive.

 

 

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Lawrence Shapiro Book Fund book plate

Lawrence Shapiro Book Fund
The Lawrence Shapiro Book Fund was established to support Tisch Library acquisitions. Materials acquired with the Lawrence Shapiro Book Fund.

 

 

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Spertus Book Fund book plate

Spertus Book Fund
The Spertus Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Art. Materials acquired with the Spertus Book Fund.

 

 

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Book plate for Jonathan M. Tisch, A76, Book Fund

Jonathan M. Tisch, A76, Book Fund
The Jonathan M. Tisch, A76, Book Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Judaica. Materials acquired with the Jonathan M. Tisch Book Fund.

 

 

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Richard E. Willis Memorial Fund

Richard E. Willis Memorial Fund
The Richard E. Willis Memorial Fund supports Tisch Library acquisitions in Humanities. Materials acquired with the Richard E. Willis Memorial Fund.