Special Collections Acquisitions Fund



Special Collections Acquisitions Fund

Special Collections is Carnegie Mellon’s repository for rare books, manuscripts, and early scientific instruments and calculating machines. Open to the CMU community and to the public for research and instruction, it is envisioned as an interdisciplinary workshop, where humanistic modes of inquiry combine with innovative tools to study historical technologies, books, and artifacts. Special Collections curates the long history of three kindred fields – computing, cryptology, and information technology – from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Your gift to the Special Collections Acquisitions Fund helps us to advance our work by funding acquisitions that make possible transformative exhibitions, research, and other programs that bring students, scholars, and members of the public into Special Collections and CMU’s Libraries.

Questions about giving? Contact Morgan Walbert, Director of Development, at  mwalbert@andrew.cmu.edu  or 412-420-4958.

If 70 unique donors make a gift to any University Libraries fund, a family foundation in Pittsburgh will make a $25,000 gift to the Library Dean’s Discretionary Fund.

*Final numbers will be provided after Giving CMU Day.

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