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The Reverend Royden Davis, S.J. Book Endowment Fund was established in 1989 by Dr. Yvonne Bohatch Maher (C'72, M'76) and Dr. Thomas David Maher (C'70, M'74), in honor of Fr. Davis upon his retirement as Dean of the College. The purpose of the fund is the acquisition of information resources in fine arts. The gift also funded a lounge reading area in the Library in honor of Fr. Davis.
Fr. Davis was a much beloved dean, professor, and friend to students, and his tenure saw many significant developments, including the admission of women students to the College and the establishment of American Studies and Fine Arts programs.