All That Glitters: Fund Raising for Special Collections in Academic Libraries



In the wake of inflation, the devaluation of the dollar against foreign currencies and a persistent decline of federal and state support, an increasing number of the nation’s research libraries have, over the past decade, sought outside funding to supplement their operational and acquisitions budgets. In that time, a small body of literature on the subject has accumulated, most of it practical or descriptive in nature, and some of it useful.1 Since the tenets of library fund raising for special collections essentially are the same ones employed in fund raising for research libraries generally, this body of literature can serve . . .

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