The Penn Library has been the beneficiary of continuing support from this class. They created comfortable study spaces in Van Pelt-Dietrich, provided crucial support for the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image, and established the Class of 1953 Library Endowment Fund on the occasion of their 40th reunion in 1993.
With the enthusiastic support of the class, the Library has agreed to use the Fund not only to purchase needed materials, but to commemorate deceased class members. Upon the death of a class member, the Library places a memorial electronic bookplate in the record of the book purchased with the Fund. Class members are encouraged to make bequests to the fund so that it may continue to grow and provide new resources for future Penn students and faculty.
Materials purchased through this fund include:
- Nalogi i danʹ v Drevneĭ Rusi
- Ona jeszcze mówi po polsku, ale śmieje się po hebrajsku : partyjna prasa polskojęzyczna i integracja kulturowa polskich Żydów w Izraelu (1948-1970)
- Opisʹ t︠s︡arskoĭ kazny na Kazennom dvore 1640 goda
- Pami︠a︡tniki serbskoĭ srednevekovoĭ istoriografii XIII - XVII vv. : zhitii︠a︡, rodoslovy, letopisi
- Politicheskiĭ terror 1937-1938 gg. : (k 75-letii︠u︡ stalinskikh repressiĭ v SSSR)
- See additional titles purchased through this fund
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