Trusts & Endowments

Trusts and Endowments help us build collections in specific subject areas. The funds listed below have been established over many years through gifts from individuals, estates and McMaster alumni.

Cameron D. Allen
Established in memory of Cameron Allan '72 for the purchase of general science books.

Alumni
Established for the acquisition of general literature.

C. G. Boothe
Established for the acquisition of books on business, economics and commerce.

David E. Cook Memorial Fund for Canadian Fiction
Established in memory of Dave Cook, a librarian at McMaster from 1975-1999.

J.W. Eaton
Established for the acquisition of books on theology and related topics.

Forster Memorial
Established with a bequest from John Clifton Henry Forster, a painter from Windsor, Ontario, this fund is for acquisitions at the Library's discretion.

Robert Viven Howard Estate
Established by the Estate of R. Viven Howard '12 for the acquisition of books on mathematics, science and social science.

Patricia Mary Johnson Estate
Established by the Estate of Mrs. Patricia Boyer '32 (nee Johnson), this fund is for acquisitions at the Library's discretion.

Sir Edwin Leather, KCMG, KCVO, LL.D.
Established by Sir Edwin Leather, KCMG, KCVO, LL.D., Hon. LL.D. '99 for the purchase of Canadian archival material, in memory of his father, Harold Leather.

Library of the Future Fund
Established as part of McMaster's Changing Tomorrow Today campaign, $1.3 million was raised for Library acquisitions thanks to many generous gifts and bequests.

Martynuk Estate
Established by the Estate of Fred J. Martynuk for acquisitions at the Library's discretion.

Meikleham Estate
Established by the Estate of Marget H.C. Meikleham '27, Hons. LL.D. '75, former University Librarian, for the acquisition of books on music and the fine arts.

Davella Mills
Established by the Foundation created by David and Ella Mills for the acquisition of general library materials.

R. W. New Estate
Established for the acquisition of unusual library materials from dealers.

Roper Estate Trust
Established by the Estate of Doris and Roy Roper for acquisitions at the Library's discretion.

Wayman Roberts Memorial Book Fund
Established in memory of Dr. Wayman Roberts (B.A. '27, B. Theo. '29, M.A. '31,Hon. D. Div. '54) for the acquisition of books at the Library's discretion.

John Connell Robertson Awards
Grant for scholars intending to produce scholarly essays, books or biographies about Robertson for publication.

Roy Schultz Endowment for Literary Award Nominees
Established in memory of Roy Schultz '51 for the acquisition of Canadian fiction in English and French nominated for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Awards.

Marie Louis Stock Estate (humanities)
Established by the Estate of Dr. Marie Stock for the acquisition of books in humanities.

Christopher Sunde Library Trust
Established by Christopher Sunde '72, for the acquisition of library materials to support teaching and research programmes in the Humanities.

Robert Van Dusen Conservation Endowment
Established by Dr. Van Dusen to purchase specialized supplies for the preservation and conservation of Library materials in the 18th Century Collection.

Allan Veall Fund for Mathematics and Physics Books
Established by Allan Veall '45.

Alan Walker Digitization Trust
Established by Dr. Alan Walker, F.R.S.C. to support the digitization of archival finding-aids.

I. Zucker Foundation
Established by the Foundation created by Dr. J. Irving Zucker, Hon. LL.D. '98 for the acquisition of books on Judaica.

Class Gifts

Year of '39 Library Book Fund
Established for the acquisition of books on general literature and travel.

Class of '50 Library Gateway Fund
Established to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its graduation by supporting the Library Gateway Project, a complete redesign of the library's website.

Class of '55 Library Acquisition Fund
Established to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation by providing funds to purchase important reference tools for the Library.

Class of '55 Group Study Room Fund
Established to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its graduation in 2005 by refurbishing study space in Mills Library.