Dan and Ellen Blom Endowed Library Fund
Purpose of the Endowment is to fund honoraria or other expenses for speakers on subjects of cultural interest to the Libraries
Nicole Blom Heath dedicated this endowment in honor of her parents, Dan and Ellen Blom, as a permanent reminder of their love of books, literature and learning. Mr. Blom is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University with an undergraduate degree in literature and was a teaching fellow in speech in 1941-1942.
Mrs. Blom received a Master of Arts Degree in Literature and in Educational Administration from the UW.
Nicole Heath is a graduate of the UW School of Drama.
History of the Blom Lecture
from L: Nicole Blom Heath, Dan and Ellen Blom
photo by John Pai
The Blom Lecture is presented in partnership with the UW Alumni Association
1996 Suzanne Lebsock
1997 Tomás Eloy Martinez
1999 Gary Kinder
2001 Charles Johnson
2002 Jonathan Raban
2004 Erik Larson
2005 Performance “Mary Shelley Speaks”
2006 William Dietrich
2007 Kit Bakke
2008 Lyanda Lynn Haupt
2009 Jack Hamann