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.
- 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
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.