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David Beaham Reading Room opens at the Learning Studio Students enjoy quiet study in Anschutz Library’s David Beaham Reading Room. Photo by Luke Englert. Friends and family gathered in the Learning Studio at Anschutz Library Sept. 19 to celebrate the opening of a reading room dedicated in memory of KU alumnus David Beaham. The Beaham family generously donated $100,000 to establish the quiet retreat on the east side of Anschutz, which features floor-to-ceiling glass enclosing the space, as well as ample natural light. Also displayed is one of David’s favorite poems, Rudyard Kipling’s “If”— words that David’s wife, Tricia, hopes will inspire students to pursue of a lifetime of learning. v in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Salina, St. Louis, Wichita and Kansas City in the Midwest; Washington, D.C., and New York City on the East Coast; and in December, Jayhawks in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle will have the opportunity to peruse the exhibit materials, visit with representatives from the Libraries and Alumni Association and enjoy great KU company. v Mark your calendars: An Evening with Naismith: Artifacts of a KU Legend Join us for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a rare opportunity to view and hold artifacts from KU’s University Archives relating to the life and legacy of James Naismith. San Diego, CA: Mon., Dec. 2 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Lou & Mickey’s Los Angeles, CA: Tues., Dec. 3 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Bel-Air Country Club San Francisco, CA: Wed., Dec. 4 | 6–7:30 p.m. | University Club Lounge Seattle, WA: Thurs., Dec. 5 | 6–7:30 p.m. | The Coterie Room For additional event details, visit CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF BIBLIOPHILE? Browse Bibliophile online at Questions? Comments? Email us at or send your letter to: Bibliophile; 502 Watson Library; 1425 Jayhawk Blvd.; Lawrence, KS 66045. A University of Kansas Libraries publication for alumni, friends and benefactors MAJOR GIFTS James Naismith: Coming to a city near you This year, KU Libraries teamed up with the KU Alumni Association to take a special traveling exhibit to Jayhawks across the nation. “An Evening with Naismith: Artifacts of a KU Legend” attracts 50 to 200 KU alumni and friends at each event, where guests have the chance to see up close a collection of rare materials from the Libraries’ University Archives. The 2013 Naismith tour already has made stops Fall 2013 1425 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 Late KUMC dean and her husband leave $10 million estate gift for libraries and scholarships A $10 million estate gift from Stata Norton Ringle and David Ringle will provide support for libraries on KU’s Lawrence campus and at the KU Medical Center, and create scholarships for students in the medical center’s School of Health Professions. The gift will be divided equally for three purposes: the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, the Clendening History of Medicine Library and student scholarships in the School of Health Professions. The library gifts will support acquisition of books and manuscripts, and maintenance of existing (CONTINUED INSIDE) collections. David and Stata Norton Ringle. Photo by Lisa Scheller. Celebrating Robert Vosper KU Libraries hosted a summer exhibition commemorating the centennial of the birth of former director Robert Vosper. “Robert Gordon Vosper: A Force for Libraries” opened in July at the Library Gallery in Watson Library and featured photographs, publications and correspondence from Vosper’s career. Members of the Vosper family traveled from across the country to attend and speak at the celebration. During his career at KU (1952-1961), Vosper led an era of incredible growth for the Libraries and contributed heavily to the field of librarianship. Vosper established the department of Special Collections and worked to acquire two of the Libraries’ greatest assets: the O’Hegarty Collection of Irish literature and the Ellis Collection of zoological illustrations and publications. In addition to his efforts in building library collections, Vosper set a standard of dedication to access and scholastic liberty that has continued to resonate at KU Libraries. Members of the Vosper family at the July exhibition opening. Photo by Luke Englert. You can help us honor the legacy of Robert Vosper and carry forward his charge by making a gift at givetoKUL. v IN THIS ISSUE: • A note from Debbie McCord, our partner at KU Endowment • David Beaham Reading Room opens at the Learning Studio • James Naismith: Coming to a city near you

Bibliophile, fall 2013

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