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Four Decades of Library Support, which includes some of the rarest and most important books in the Library's collection, focuses on books acquired with the financial support of the University of Delaware Library Associates.

The work of the University of Delaware Library Associates, an independent library support organization, has had a profound impact on the growth of all areas of the University of Delaware Library over the past four decades, but perhaps the organization's most enduring contribution has been the support it has provided for the University of Delaware Library's Special Collections Department. From the very outset, the Library Associates identified the development of the Library's research collections as a top priority. In particular, the Library Associates sought to enrich the Library's research holdings in some of the fundamental disciplines of the humanities, notably English and American literature, music, art, history, languages and literature, and economics.

This exhibition was on display in the Special Collections Gallery from September 9-December 16, 1998.

Tags: University of Delaware Library; Special Collections