Give to the Kerlan Collection Endowed Chair Fund

Support the collection in perpetuity with a gift to the Kerlan Collection Endowment Fund.

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Why you should support the Kerlan Collection

With an endowed chair, we can:

  • Entrust the vitality of these collections to an expert in children’s literature, one passionate about the field who can build relationships with donors.
  • Ensure continued physical and digital access to manuscripts and original art for the community, students, teachers, researchers, and scholars worldwide.
  • Guarantee the continued educational use of these materials through exhibits, physical and digital; via loans to museums, national and international; and by developing materials for classrooms, libraries, and publications.

Why now?

  • Without an endowed chair, an expert curator is not assured in the future.
  • An endowed chair would be a magnet in recruiting and retaining a curator of the highest scholarly and academic reputation. The Kerlan, as one of the leading repositories of contemporary children’s literature, is a dynamic entity in the world of children’s books. It is worthy of an endowed chair to support an outstanding curator.

Give by mail

Checks can be made out to:
Kerlan Collection Endowment / UMF Fund #24053

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

Join the Friends of The Kerlan

The Kerlan Friends support the Kerlan Collection and sponsor the annual Kerlan Award.

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