Friday, April 24, 2009

Huge Gift to Simmons, Thanks to Smith

The family of longtime Simmons College library science professor Allen Smith has arranged for a $1 million gift to the college from his estate, we learned yesterday. This is the largest individual gift in GSLIS history, and will fund a visiting scholar program and an endowed scholarship fund for GSLIS students with an interest in oral history, reference, or humanities (some of Allen's passions).

More from Simmons here [PDF]. Some of my memories and thoughts on Allen here.

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