The Thomas J. Healey Fund for National Book Award Collections was established in 2000 by Thomas J. Healey, C'64 and the Healey Family Foundation to allow the Booth Family Center for Special Collections at the Library to assemble complete collections of the first editions of writers who have won the National Book Award, together with pre-publication versions where possible and original typescripts or other manuscript materials that may be available.
The National Book Awards were first awarded in 1950. They honor American works in fiction, poetry, and at various times, other fields and sub-fields.
In conjunction with the Healey Fund for Booker Prize Collections, this fund has created a research collection that supports work in the best in recent English-language literature.
"The Healey Library Gift," Library Associates Newsletter, Fall 2017
"Turning Forty, Part 2," Library Associates Newsletter, Spring 2010
"More Prize Winners," Library Associates Newsletter, Spring 2000
"Gifts to Library Campaign Top $13 Million," Library Associates Newsletter, Spring/Summer 1999
The National Book Awards