Activities of the Friends
Finances. General purpose contributions during the twelve month
period ended on June 30, 1985, totaled $31,044, Special purpose
gifts, primarily designated for the Rate Book and Manuscript
Library biulding fund, totaled $194,403. Gifts in kind reached
the all time high of $511,768. The total of all gifts and contribu¬
tions since the establishment of the association in 1951 now stands
at $5,747,736. The Council also approved a ttansfer of $10,000
to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library furnishings fund, the
fifth annual gift made by the Friends to this project.
New Council Members. Mrs. Pearl London and Mr. George
Lowry have been elected to serve on the Council of the Friends.
Fall reception. A reception to open the exhibition "The House of
Books that iVlarguerite and Louis Cohn Built" will be held on
Thursday afternoon, December 5, in the Rare Book and Manu¬
script Library. On display will be a selection of first editions,
photographs, manuscripts, autograph letters, and memorabilia re¬
ceived by bequest from the late Marguerite A. Cohn.
Future Meetings. The winter exhibition, "Genius and Madman
Baron Corvo," will open with a member's preview on Thursday,
March 6, 1986, in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library; and the
annual Bancroft Awards Dinner will be held in the Rotunda of
Low Memorial Library on Thursday evening, April 3, 1986.
Note: In the iMay issue of Columns, p. 37, the donor of the James
G. Phelps Stokes papers should have been given as Mrs. Lettice S.