C. Warren Irvin, Jr., & Josephine B. Irvin Endowment

Dr. & Mrs. C. Warren Irvin
Dr. & Mrs. C. Warren Irvin

The late Dr. C. Warren Irvin, Jr., scholar and scientist, made a welcome and lasting gift to the University. Having compiled an extensive personal library of publications relating to Charles Darwin and to the development and understanding of modern scientific thought, Dr. Irvin, a retired cardiologist, donated his collection to the Thomas Cooper Library. These volumes are housed in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. The Department has produced a hypertext exhibit on Darwin and Darwiniana. The C. Warren Irvin., Jr. Collection of Darwin and Darwin-Related Books is a unique gift to current and future scientists, historians, and bibliographers.


Some items from the Irvin Collection
Some items from the
Irvin Collection.

A tandem gift, the C. Warren Irvin, Jr. & Josephine B. Irvin Endowment Fund, was established to support and preserve the Darwin collection in the years ahead. Income from the endowment will be used to augment the collections and maintain the books and manuscripts. In the future, the endowment may also be sufficient to support a graduate fellowship, enabling students to perform extensive research in the collection.

The Irvin family has extensive involvement with the University. Josephine Brown Irvin is a graduate ('43) as are her two sons, Charles Warren Irvin III ('70) and Wilmot Brown Irvin ('72 and '77).

Additional contributions to the Irvin Endowment Fund are welcome and appreciated. For further information, please contact us.

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