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University Libraries - The Lou and Beth Holtz Library Endowment for Undergraduate Resources

The Lou and Beth Holtz Library Endowment for Undergraduate Resources at the Thomas Cooper Library

Close up of Lou Holtz on right and front of Thomas Cooper Library on left

"USC's Thomas Cooper Library is one of the nation's finest research libraries. I have always appreciated being associated with winners."   - Lou Holtz

Former Gamecock Head Football Coach Lou Holtz and his wife Beth established an endowment at the Thomas Cooper Library to provide for the addition of library materials and resources for undergraduate students. Coach Holtz believes in the importance of academics in the lives and careers of his players. He underscored this belief with his support of the University Libraries.

Lou and Beth Holtz at the announcement of their Library Endowment for Undergraduate Resources
Lou and Beth Holtz at the announcement of their
Library Endowment for Undergraduate Resources, 2001

One of the most successful college football coaches in the history of the game, Lou Holtz consistently developed student athletes who did well in the classroom and, as a result, enjoyed high rates of graduation. His influence had a profoundly positive impact on the lives of his players, both personally and academically.

In supporting the University Libraries with their endowment, Lou and Beth Holtz continue to touch the lives of all students at the University of South Carolina, as well as benefit the faculty and community researchers who use the library every day.

Student in stacks searching for a book

 

 

Acquisitions funded by this endowment have included a subscription to Project Muse, an electronic database of humanities, arts, and social sciences journals, and the online archive of Life magazine.

For more information on this endowment, please contact us.

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Updated 8/22/2017