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University Libraries - The Michael S. Smith and Carol A. Smith European History Library Fund

The Michael S. Smith and Carol A. Smith European History Library Fund

Michael and Carol Smith
Michael and Carol Smith

Thomas Cooper Library's collection of materials pertaining to European history has been and will continue to be enhanced greatly through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Smith. They have established both the Michael S. Smith and Carol A. Smith European History Library Fund and the Michael S. Smith and Carol A. Smith European History Collection.

Proceeds from the Fund are used to acquire materials on the post-1800 history of Europe, both in English and in other European languages, which are placed in the Smith European History Collection. The Smith Library Fund and the Collection which the Fund supports are gifts from the Smiths which will greatly benefit the library's acquisition of European history materials. Additionally, the Smiths have made a provision in their estate plan to provide funds which will permanently support the Collection.

Smith Collection Bookplate

The Fund has provided for the acquisition of many needed titles. The Smith Collection has also been enriched by gifts of books and serials from Dr. Smith's professional library. Among these are rare copies of the early years of the serial L'Année politique, 1874-1905, an important source on French political history. To view all of the materials that have been purchased with funds from the endowment, search the Library Catalog by keyword using “Smith European History Collection.”

Michael and Carol Smith

Both Michael and Carol Smith have long-time ties to the University. Dr. Smith is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Department of History and Mrs. Smith retired after many years as public information director for the School of Medicine.

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Updated 9/12/2017