Notable Gifts

Over the years, the Friends group has made significant contributions to the Art, Astronomy, Music, and Science libraries as well as the Margaret Clapp Library. Highlights include the following purchases:

  • The Purchase of ebook readers for the study Serving Academic Library Collections on Ebook Readers.

  • Opera in Video, an online collection of over 250 operas.

  • Funding for Student Library Research Awards to encourage students to develop good research habits from the beginning of their Wellesley career.

  • The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Online, 1965-1988 and the complementary British Periodicals Online (BPO).

  • Web of Science's science and social science collections,1970-2000.

  • Restoration of the antique hand press in the Book Arts Lab.

  • Printing of Resonance and Response, a beautiful color catalogue to accompany the Artists' Books Conference, hosted by the Library in June 2005.

  • Books selected by newly-hired, tenure track faculty as part of the Library's Collection Development Program.

  • Vandercook proof press for the Book Arts Laboratory.

  • Three volume set La Cappella Sistina for the Art Library.

  • Portrait storage racks for Archives.

  • Restoration of the Elizabeth Barrett Browning Chair in Special Collections.

  • Facsimile of The Book of the Masters for the Music Library.

  • Sanger Room Renovation.

  • Conservation Facility.

  • Limited Edition Books for the Art and Music Libraries.

  • Textbooks for Newly Developing Areas of the Curriculum.