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Dan and Ellen Blom Endowed Library Fund

Dan and Ellen

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

The Blom Lecture is presented in partnership with the UW Alumni Association

2013 Michael Gruber

2011 Stephanie Coontz

2009 Jack Hamann

2008 Lyanda Lynn Haupt

2007 Kit Bakke

2006 William Dietrich

2005 Performance “Mary Shelley Speaks”

2004 Erik Larson

2002 Jonathan Raban

2001 Charles Johnson

1999 Gary Kinder

1997 Tomás Eloy Martinez

1996 Suzanne Lebsock