See a list of items purchased with this fund.
The Reverend Joseph Durkin, S.J. Book Endowment Fund was established in 1972 by Father Durkin's colleagues, friends, and students to honor his many years of devoted service to Georgetown. The fund supports purchases for the Collection in American Studies, which were personally selected by Father Durkin until his passing in 2003. Since then, each graduating senior in American Studies has selected a book for the collection, and many add inscriptions addressed to future American Studies students.
The Collection is located in a custom display in the Pierce Reading Room on the Library's third floor.
Selections from the Reverend Joseph Durkin, S.J. Book Endowment Fund on display in the "American Studies: 50 Years of Interdisciplinary Connections" exhibition.
American Studies: 50 Years of Interdisciplinary Connections (2019–20 exhibition)
"Book Endowment Funds," Library Associates Newsletter, December 1983