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  • About the library endowment

    Murphy Library Endowment Making a Difference

    Maintaining the level of excellence expected in our academic community creates challenges for today's university libraries. In 1989, Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse established an endowment fund to support and enhance the special needs of the Library. Help us make a difference in the 21st century!

    Support the Endowment

    The Library has identified four major categories for endowment support: collection development, equipment, programming & development, and facility & environmental needs. The Endowment Fund is a pledge of excellence shared by donors who believe that the Library is a central part of the teaching and research mission of the University and an important educational and business resource in the community.

    La Crosse in Light and Shadow: A Pictorial Recollection of La Crosse, Wisconsin edited by Douglas Connell and Edwin Hill is available for purchase.

    Michael Blaser art work A painting commissioned for the Endowment. The original is in Special Collections.

    The library endowment has been steadily growing since its creation. (click for larger image)


    Gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law as applied to the circumstances of each donor. The Fund is administered by the Library Department's Endowment & Recognition Committee, and is managed by the UWL Foundation.