Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J., Memorial Fund Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
More than 550 modern, limited edition books of the Easton Press and Franklin Library, known for their autographed first editions and decorated bindings.
Relation
Subset of Rare Book Collection
Source
Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J., Memorial Fund
Date Range
1964 - Present
Extent
More than 550 books
Language(s)
English

Access and Use

Digital Access

No digital access is currently available for materials in this collection.

Physical Access

Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Items in The University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections may be made available to visiting researchers to support research, scholarship, education, and private study under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107). The University of Scranton respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest in these materials. It is your responsibility to determine the ownership and status of copyright in any materials you may wish to use beyond fair use, and obtain the permission of the copyright owner, if needed. Individuals or organizations holding additional information about the copyright status of items in this collection are invited to contact the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections staff at archives@scranton.edu.

Preferred Citation

[Publication Title], [Date], [Publisher] Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J., Memorial Fund Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

In the late 1960s, the parents of Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J., (1924-2015), designated what assets would have been left to him to be placed into a trust fund used to purchase scholarly books for the University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library. The trust became operational after his mother's death in the late 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of more than 550 modern, limited edition books of the Easton Press and Franklin Library, known for their autographed first editions and decorated bindings. The collection focuses on signed, first editions.

Inventory

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Acquisition Information

Acquisitions are funded by the Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J., Memorial Fund.