Class of 1956 Rare Books Library  Endowment Fund

'Wild Turkey,” plate 1 from John James Audubon, Birds of America (Havell, 1828)
“Wild Turkey,” plate 1 from
John James Audubon,
Birds of America (Havell, 1828).

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from USC, the members of the Class of 1956 created the Class of 1956 Rare Books Library Endowment Fund.

The gift to Rare Books and Special Collections will establish an endowment to support the preservation of existing holdings and acquisition of materials, as well as programming and publications. Rare Books owns invaluable materials, from items held by the ante-bellum South Carolina College library to recently acquired research collections of international renown.

More information about Rare Books and Special Collections can be found at:


'Carolina Parrot [and other birds],' from Alexander Wilson, American Orinthology (1808-1814)
"Carolina Parrot [and other birds],"
from Alexander Wilson,
American Orinthology (1808-1814).

The Class of 1956 will officially be recognized when the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Libraryis completed in 2010. The Library will provide enhanced facilities for researchers such as reading and research areas, climate-controlled storage areas for books, manuscripts, and framed materials, enlarged and improved exhibit galleries, dedicated space for teaching and public programs with smart classroom technology, and a digitization center.

The Class of 1956 Reunion Gift and Event Planning Committee co-chairs, Catherine McClain Bauknight, Flynn Harrell and Bill Sargent, were instrumental in the establishment of this Fund.

'Camelia Japonica,' from William Curtis, Botanical Magazine (1788)
"Camelia Japonica," from William Curtis,
Botanical Magazine (1788).


Class of 1956 Yearbook is now online.

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