Morris Library, Southern Illinois University. Friends. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Morris Library, Southern Illinois University. Friends.
Historical Note: "On October 17, 1960, eighty-five interested area residents, bibliophiles, faculty, and alumni met to organize the Friends of the Library of Southern Illinois University, which consisted of an Edwardsville division and a Carbondale division. On January 1, 1971, the organization separated to form two autonomous groups, with the Carbondale division becoming the Friends of Morris Library. Over the years, the Friends have supported Morris Library by hosting receptions, contributing to endowments, purchasing equipment for renovating the Browsing Room, and helping many other ways. "
Sources: Morris Library Development Office "Friends of Morris Library" Web page. http://www.lib.siu.edu/departments/development/friendsofmorrislibrary <Accessed July 16 2007, Morris Library; Carbondale, IL>
Note Author: Morris Library Development Office