Giving to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

The Grenander Department is very appreciative of monetary gifts that allow us to care for and provide enhanced access to our collections. Examples of projects funded by donors include:

  • In 1994 Marcia Brown named the Department as the repository of her life's work, including her correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, final art, books, and puppets. As part of that gift, Ms. Brown established a fund to aid in processing and preserving her collection with a $10,000 donation. Over time Ms. Brown continued to give generously. After her death in 2015, her estate established the Marcia Brown Endowment to ensure the continual support of the University Libraries and the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.The Department's research room was officially designated the Marcia Brown Research Room on November 2, 2001, to honor Ms. Brown's intellectual and financial support.
Marcia Brown


For information on creating an endowment that would continuously support the Grenander Department, planned gifts, or other monetary giving, contact Brian Keough, Head Archivist. Additional information is available at the Giving to the University Libraries page.