Collection Endowments

The Collection Endowment Initiative invites you to consider a gift to The University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library that will provide critically needed funds to acquire, preserve, and make accessible library materials in a particular subject area of interest to you. Collection endowments begin at $25,000 and the library invites donors to make a single gift or to build an endowed fund over several years. Special bookplates reflecting the interests of the philanthropist are designed in consultation with the donor and affixed to each item added to our collections that was made possible by their generosity.

Following is a partial listing of collection endowments created to date; more will be added on a continuing basis.

Arts and Music

  • Frederic K. Garrison & Fredrica A. Garrison Library Fund for Art


  • Ellsworth and Mabel Nelson Library Endowment Business Resources

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Otto Bessey Memorial Non-fiction Resources
  • Gertrude Merritt Memorial Award World Literature Books
  • Mirrielees Memorial Library Fund for Chaucer Resources
  • Robert L. Schafer Library Endowment Humanities and Social Science Resources

Library, Archives and Information Science

Sciences and Technology

Pharmacy and Allied Health

Special Funds

  • Theta Rho of Delta Delta Delta Library Fund
  • Joseph FitzGerald Library Endowment for Honors Resources
  • Ruth and Joseph FitzGerald Endowment for Student Scholarships
  • The Wayne K. Cumming Fund