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Activities of the Friends

Finances. General purpose contributions for the twelve-month peri¬
od ended June 30, 1989, totaled $41,03 5, a rise of 26 percent over
the previous year. Special purpose gifts, designated for book and
manuscript purchases, for the establishment of new endowments,
and for the increase of the principals of established endowments,
amounted to $41,127. The appraised value of gifts in kind for the
same period was S 18 3,881. The total of all gifts and contributions
since the establishment of the Friends in 1951 now stands at

Fall reception. "Thomas Merton: The Poet and the Contemplatne
Life," an exhibition drawn from the Merton collection acquired by
the Rare Book and Manuscript Library last year, will open with a
reception in the Kempner Exhibition Room on Wednesday after¬
noon, December 6, from 5:00 to 7:00. On display will be the man¬
uscript of The Seven Storey Mountain, Merton's correspondence
with Mark Van Doren, drawings and paintings by Merton and his
father, and holograph poetry manuscripts and inscribed first edi¬
tions. An illustrated catalogue of the exhibition will be available.

New Council member. Mrs. Carol Z. Rothkopf has been elected to
serve on the Council of the Friends as a member of the Class of' 9 2.

Future meetings. A members preview reception in the Rare Book
and Manuscript Library on Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 1990,
from 5:00 to 7:00, will open the exhibition of drawings by the late
Charles Saxon for cartoons and covers that appeared in The New
Yorker and other magazines. The art work on exhibition will be
drawn from the large collection received by the University by
bequest of the artist. The annual Bancroft Awards Dinner will be
held in the Rotunda of Low Memorial Library on Wednesday eve¬
ning, April 4, 1990.

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