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Electronic Bookplates

A Lasting Means of Recognition

People make contributions to the University Libraries for many reasons — to mark a momentous occasion, to celebrate an achievement or milestone, to show gratitude or to give public tribute to a person’s life or service. The Libraries’ electronic bookplates, displayed here and in the online catalog, provide a lasting means of recognition. To view the items in the catalog bearing the electronic bookplates shown below, click on the bookplate’s title.

Alumni Chair in the Humanities Fund
The Alumni Chair in the Humanities fund was established in 1993. Its endowment includes a fund for the purchase of Library materials in humanities. The Alumni Chair selects these in collaboration with other humanities faculty and the Libraries.
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Brother Thomas William Bolts, S.M.
Brother Thomas William Bolts, S.M., was a teacher and administrator at Junipero Serra High School, Riordan High School and St. Louis School. From 1982 to 1990, Bolts was the assistant provincial and director of education of the Marianist Province of the Pacific. With an interest in Catholic American life, he wrote several books including The Catholic Experience in America. He chose the University of Dayton to receive his extensive collection of materials.
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Bob Brecha

Bob Brecha is a professor with joint appointments in the Department of Physics and the School of Engineering's renewable and clean energy program. He also is the director of the sustainability program. His concerns are issues related to energy and the environment, particularly the consequences and challenges related to fossil fuel depletion.

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Business School
These books are purchased by the School of Business Administration in memory of faculty and their family members.
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Cameron Collection
This collection includes mysteries and other leisure reading materials from the library of Alex Cameron, a faculty member in the English department from 1964 until his death in 2003 and the pronouncer for the Scripps National Spelling Bee from 1979 to 2003.
Julien M. Christensen Fund
This endowment was established in honor of Julien M. Christensen, a noted researcher in human factors who served on the UD psychology faculty from 1956 to 1966. It funds the purchase of materials for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as well as human factors materials.
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Faculty Milestone Recognition Program
The University of Dayton Office of the Provost and the University Libraries initiated a program in 2017 to recognize faculty promotions, inviting each honored faculty member to select a book for the Libraries' general collection that influenced their professional or personal life. Each book contains a bookplate commemorating the faculty member's milestone achievement.
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Carl Friese
This collection contains books donated by the family of a former student in honor of Carl F. Friese, Ph.D., professor of biology.
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Paul J. Morman Fund
This fund was established by Paul J. Morman, Professor of History and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, with funds from the 2004 Lackner Award. This fund is used to purchase new books for the U.S. Catholic Special Collection.
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Fred Pestello
Items in this collection were purchased in honor of Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., former provost and vice president for academic affairs; he was a strong supporter of the University Libraries. He left UD in 2008 to become president of Le Moyne College, then became president of St. Louis University in 2014.
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Popular Romance Collection
Lecturer Amy Krug and her English composition students curated a circulating collection of popular romance novels. This project was supported by a grant from UD's Experiential Learning Innovation Fund.
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Father Roesch Endowment
Named in honor of Father Raymond A. Roesch, S.M., president of the University of Dayton (1959-79), this endowment supports the purchase of library materials in all fields. Funds from the Roesch Endowment are often used to support significant one-time purchases, databases and library materials for new faculty and new courses or programs.
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Benjamin Smilg Fund
This fund in memory of Benjamin Smilg '42 supports the purchase of library materials in engineering technology.
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David H. Terry Fund
David H. Terry established this endowment to support the purchase of library materials in business.
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Joseph B. Tierney Fund
This fund in memory of Joseph B. Tierney '52 purchased many volumes of poetry.
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Laila and Robert Werner Gifts
Robert '36 and Laila Werner donated nearly $1 million for the purchase of library books between 1995 and 2003.
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George Zimmerman
In 2001, this multifaceted collection was donated to the Libraries by Professor Emeritus George Zimmerman. It consists of dozens of musical instruments from many parts of the world; over 1,200 pieces of rare American sheet music; and musical scores of American musicals.
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