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Vernon R. & Marion Alden Library Endowment

As president of Ohio University between 1962 and 1969, Dr. Alden saw the completion of one of his primary goals: the construction of an extensive library, named the Vernon R. Alden Library, for University to use. This endowment, made in honor of Dr. Alden, is used at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries to provide high quality resources and services.

Donald & Marian Spencer Endowment for African American Studies Collections

Recognized as civic leaders in Cincinnati, Ohio, Marion and the late Donald Spencer spent their life together as promoters of civil rights. This endowment continues their legacy by enriching the educational experiences of students and researchers through the acquisition of materials documenting African American history, politics, arts, language, literature, music and culture.

Sydney & Sonya Buck Special Collections Fund

Funds from this endowment contribute to the growth of rare books collections. Many of the rare materials that support the education, research and creative mission of Ohio University are located in the Mahn Center.